The Interstate Commerce Act (429)

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Given that all of this started from a number of disgruntled and dissatisfied farmers, this is quite a lot. The ultimate victory was yet to come. " In 1887, Congress responded to farmers, railroads managers... and shippers... by passing the Interstate Commerce Act " (429). This was an enormous step forward for the farmers. A year earlier in 1886 the state of Illinois court ruled in Wabash vs. Illinois to reverse its finding from the Munn vs. Illinois. This act of legislation forever made the rate schedules of railroads public information, discontinued rebates and ensure that rates be "reasonable and just" (429). By challenging the status quo with the strength of number and correct political pressure this band of "helpless mobsmen" managed to
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