was a southern prisoner camp that
was very much like a concentration camp.
The conditions there were horrible, and something like 12,000
died in them, many, if not most, of starvation.
Conditions were so bad, in fact, that the man in charge of Andersonville was the one man executed for war
after the civil war. Andersonville
was not just immediately damaging. After
the war was over and prisoners were released, the North would remember
South for Andersonville, and the
caused a great deal of animosity. The North had camps of its own, and
Southerners died in these, so the South had little affection for the
both sides held the other responsible, not letting their hatred die off. With such division, democracy was threatened,
as democracy depends on at least a little unity.
Sherman Antitrust Act was put into effect mainly because of the many
companies that would band together to keep prices high.
Trusts were made by companies that sold the
same products. They would agree to keep
the prices of their products high so that consumers didn’t have a
going anywhere else. The Sherman
Antitrust Act was made to put a stop to this.
Later on, during the “striking” era, clever lawyers were able to
convince judges that unions were doing the same thing, and that the
Antitrust Act made strikes illegal. The
significance of the Sherman Antitrust Act is that it was made to
enterprise,” and, even though it tried to do this, it also hindered it,
letting people protest for higher wages and better conditions.