The Sherman Antitrust Act outlawed any combination of companies that restrained interstate trade or commerce. The law that was passed in 1890 to limit the amount of control a business could have over an industry. It proved to be inefficient against trusts for nearly 15 years. It was made because Americans feared that trust were limiting competition.

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Sherman Antitrust Act
The Sherman Antitrust Act was formed by John Sherman, a colleague of Rockefeller.
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