Regulations Begin

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Regulations Begin

During the Industrial Revolution in America many businesses, factories and other industries were operating under laissez-fair systems, until regulations began.  There were high tariffs that helped to keep the U.S. factories and other foreign competition in business, as well as subsidies and others. The problem was that the people who worked for these industries were being treated unfairly, being paid terribly and all to help those who owned these places even more wealthy. 

The Progressive movement along with journalists and public servants began to bring these injustices to light. Regulations and reforms began to increase within the people and the government and come around 1906 the government began passing acts that would regulate meat inspections, food and drug as well as monopolies, and antitrust laws.