There were various policies of the state. One was the antitrust

movement. Many americans feared the power of the tycoons monopolizing

industries and violating fair competition. These companies charged their

goods with whatever prices they wished. To curb these powers, an

antirtust movement occured in the 1880s. Because the larger corporations

operated across state lines, reformers turned to congress which

responded by passing the Sherman antitrust act which means: "Every contract,

combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in

restraint of trade or commerce among the several states is hereby declared to

be illegal." Another act was due to poor labor conditions. Congress

created the Bureau of Labor in 1884 and elevated it to the cabinet rank in 1903.

In 1866 leaders of several craft unions had formed the National

Labor Union. In 1894, congress made the first monday of september to be Labor

Day-to honor working people. The Pendleton Civil Service act of 1883,

established a category of civil service jobs that were to be filled by competitive

examinations. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 was a landmark piece of

legislation that set a precedent for other federal regulatory laws in subsequent

decades. If I was farmer living in the united states, my assessment would be the

Bureau of Labor, the other policies would be neutral to me because these

policies only regulates the corporations actions. It wouldn't affect the farmers in

anyways, the wages and work labor would remain sustained.

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