Date:April 22, 2013

The Birth of The FTC

This lesson is intended to help you develop an understanding of economic monopolies. It introduces the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, which forbade the establishment and practices of economic monopolies in the United States.

  • At the end the lesson, you will be able to…
  • Explain how the Sherman Anti-Trust Act protects consumers.
  • Identify one event that lead to the passing of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
  • Explain the role of the Federal Trade Commission
  • Write an email to demonstrate your knowledge  of the FTC’s role in a fair market.