The Making of America, Volume 3

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Robert Marion La Follette
Making of America, 1906 - Inventors
 

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Page 183 - Section 1 provides that every contract combination in the form of a trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is hereby declared to be illegal.
Page 388 - He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet...
Page 6 - No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise, ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people ; a people who are still as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Page 81 - collate information and to consider and recommend legislation to meet the problems presented by labor, agriculture and capital," justified the time and expense necessary for the preparation of such a report.
Page 21 - Thus the most democratic country on the face of the earth is that in which men have in our time carried to the highest perfection the art of pursuing in common the object of their common desires, and have applied this new science to the greatest number of purposes.
Page 152 - The powers of the company included authority "to construct and operate any work or works, public or private, designed to include, increase, facilitate, or develop trade, travel, or the transportation of freight, live-stock, passengers, or any traffic by land or water, from or to any part of the United States.
Page 180 - There is a widespread conviction in the minds of the American people that the great corporations known as -trusts' are in certain of their features and tendencies hurtful to the general welfare-. This springs from no spirit of envy or uncharitableness, nor lack of pride in the great industrial achievements that have placed this country at the head of the -nations struggling for commercial supremacy.
Page 25 - An Act to establish a state bank to raise a fund for internal improvements, and to aid in the establishment of a system of education.
Page 170 - denies that it has at any time or in any manner acquiesced in or observed, performed, or carried out either or both of said agreements," it does not deny the averment of the petition that "all of the owners and holders of its capital stock, including all the officers and directors of said company, signed said agreements.
Page 181 - ... country at the head of the nations struggling for commercial supremacy. It does not rest upon a lack of intelligent appreciation of the necessity of meeting changing and changed conditions of trade with new methods, nor upon ignorance of the fact that combination of capital in the effort to accomplish great things is necessary when the world's progress demands that great things be done.

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