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Which industry did the Interstate Commerce Act primarily affect? coal airplane steel oil railroad

Jessie Thompson

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Kevin Sutter on September 22, 2018

The railroad industry was primarily affected by the Interstate Commerce Act. The last option of the question is the correct option. The Interstate Commerce Act was passed in the year 1887 as a Federal law of the united States of America. This Law came into existense to ensure that the rates charged by the railways was not unjustified. Also the government does not have the power to regulate or set the rates. This act made sure that there is no discrimination in charges for long-or short-distance goods haulage. The railroads had to declare publicly their shipping fees to avoid any type of discrimination.

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