Why was Theodore Roosevelt Nicknamed Trust Buster?

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Theodore Roosevelt was nicknamed the Trust Buster for several reasons. He believed in countering trusts, with government regulation and rules. This would curtail oil, gas and financial monopolies by companies.
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Theodore Roosevelt was nicknamed 'Trust Buster' because of a law he enacted called the Sherman Antitrust Act which made monopolies illegal. For instance, it stopped J.P. Morgan's company from completely taking control of the railroad industry. You can find more information here: www.ushistory.org
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