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Using Federal Power
140,000 miners in Penn. went on strike
demanded 20 percent raise and 9 hr work days and organize a union
operators refuse to bargain
Causes coal reserves to run low
Roosevelt wanted federal regulation
Congress passes ICA(1887). Prohibits wealthy railroad owners from raising prices.
ICC had little power
Congress passes Elkins act in 1903
Made it illegal for railroad officials to give, and shippers to receive rebates for particular railroads
Legal bodies held stock in many companies
Some trusts had poor rep.
Many trusts lowered prices to drive others out of business
increased prices to make more money since no comp.
Rough Riding President
Served 3 terms in NYC assembly and became commissioner.
Gained national attention in 1898 advocating war against Spain.
Rough Riders gained fame for their role at San Juan in Cuba.
elected gov. of NY. then won vice presidency
Became president after McKinley assassination.
Became youngest president at 42 in 1901.
Became model for presidency.