- Conservation of natural resources
- control of corporations
- consumer protection
- a series of acts designed to undercut monopolies and protect workers and consumers: the Elkins and Hepburn Acts, the Pure Food & Drug and Meat Inspection Acts, and Antiquities Act.
Sherman Act dissolved 44 monopolies, including those held by Standard Oil and American Tobacco. believed in “good trusts,” companies that controlled an entire industry responsibly, rallied against those that existed only to increase profits and that exploited workers and consumers.