"the rough-riding rescuer"
"saving America one C at a time"
Ida Tarbell- "standard oil sidekick"
Evil Nemesis- "The Railroad Rascal"
-Railroad barons could simply appeal to the commissions' decisions on rates to the federal courts, which could take up to 10 years
-Interstate Commerce Commission was very weak
-Railroad monopolies led by those such as J.P. Morgan became problematic
-Northern Securities company
defeating the nemesis
-Elkins act of 1903: imposed heavy fines on railroads that gave rebates
- Roosevelt was a Trustbuster, fighting to respond against bad trusts. He initiated over 40 legal proceedings against them.