It declared that a government worker should be fired anyone accused of corruption.
Applicants for jobs had to take a civil service exam to prove they were qualified.
The President was only allowed to appoint 10% of federal jobs.
Chester A. Arthur
He was a southerner upset about the Civil War
He believed that President Garfield had a silly name not befitting a President.
He was upset about not being appointed for a job in the federal government in return for his political support.
It created a corporate income tax.
It prevented companies from operating in multiple states.
The law broke up monopolies into smaller companies order to make businesses more competitive.
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act increased the power of big businesses by shutting down labor unions.
The Farmers Union
The Grange Movement
The United Farmers Association
Unlimited coinage of silver to cause deflation and make loans cheaper for farmers.
An income tax.
Government takeover of the railroads to benefit everyone.
The election of US Senators rather than having them appointed by state legislatures.
William Jennings Bryan
That Rockefeller was pumping oil out of Washington DC. How could he?!?!
That John D. Rockefeller had become more powerful than the elected government.
That John D. Rockefeller had damaged the environment in an oil spill.
That the Standard Oil Company was helping employees earn high wages.
That the Standard Oil Company was mutated from toxic sludge like the Ninja Turtles.
The Standard Oil Company was strangling the United States government and economy and had grown too large.