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Ashley Krenitsky Professor Swann American History II 15 January 2015 1. Why were Americans so alarmed at the growth of big business as described in Chapter 17? Consider that no other western country made antitrust a major issue. What were the implications of big business for American individualism? American concepts of equality? American democracy? The forces leading to economic concentration in industry (thus leading to monopoly). What were Americans reactions to big business as well as the different approaches taken by various reformers and critics of big business, including government attempts to regulate business. What might I mean, “with rapid industrialization came rapid urbanization”? Describe some of the problems associated with…show more content…
A wondrous thing about The Common Law is its ability to adapt to new commercial and civic conditions as they come up in the course of the worlds progress (W.H.L 684).Throughout Holmes career he stressed the right of the people. Like the society they regulated, laws should evolve as times and conditions change. Holmes ideas did not affect judicial practice really until the 20th Century. Historians in graduate schools however were more interested in studying the origins and evolution of political institutions. The theory of evolution altered contemporary views of science, history, and social relations. It produced significant changes in American thinking about religious and philosophical questions. Works Cited Carnes, Mark C., and John A. Garraty. The American Nation. 14th ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, 2012. Print. W.H.L. “The Genius of the Common Law by Frederick Pollock.” University of Pennsylvania Law Review and American Law Register 60.9 (1912): 684. JSTOR. Web. 20 Jan.
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