Using fire-resistent fabrics
Allowing workers to join unions
Building safer passenger elevators
Keeping factory doors unlocked
People would not take those jobs.
Everyone in the family had to work.
One wage earner could support a family.
No one was able to make a profit.
Alexander Graham Bell
John D. Rockefeller
Partnership between two business-people working together.
Business that is owned by many investors.
Group of business formed to reduce competition.
Company that controls all production and sales of a product.
Homes that they owned.
Crowded slum neighborhoods.
The electric lightbulb.
The electric elevator
The sewing machine
Bank of the United States
The Standard Oil trust
Labor union ornganizers
"Government by and for the trusts!"
"in the trusts we trust!"
"The United States of Trusts!"
"Put your trust in the Senate!"
Trusts have made the nation richer.
Trusts are corrupting our government.
Trusts make business more efficient.
Trusts protect the free enterprise system.