The case of Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway Company v.Illinois was important because it changed and limited the rights of states to control interstate commerce. This case overturned an earlier ruling granting states various right over the prices charged in their given states.
The case was tried in April of 1886, but a decision was not reached until October of that same year. The states being so limited in their ability to regulate the railroads, prices and cargo limitations, eventually led to the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission. This was government regulated and lasted until 1995, when the division was closed and these responsibilities turned to the Surface Transportation Board.Learn More
In "Fahrenheit 451," Faber, a retired English professor, goes to St. Louis to find a printer. Faber has concocted a plan with Montag, a reformed fireman, to print books and secretly distribute them to the homes of firemen in the hopes of overthrowing the status quo and ending censorship on reading. To accomplish their goals, they need a sympathetic printer to print the books.Full Answer >
The Missouri River begins near Three Forks, Montana, and runs until it merges with the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri. The Missouri River stretches out across 2,341 miles.Full Answer >
Based on data released by the FBI in 2013, the top cities in the United States in regard to violent crime are Flint, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; Oakland, Calif.; Bridgeport, Conn.; New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis, Mo.; Jackson, Miss.; Baltimore, Md. and Newark, N.J. The FBI measures the numbers of murders, forcible rapes and robberies as compared to the total population of each city.Full Answer >
The Oregon Trail began in St. Louis, Mo., and ended in either the British outpost of Fort Vancouver or in Oregon City, Ore. The trail started in Missouri and then passed through or touched six other U.S. states.Full Answer >