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15/05/1911 Supreme Court Orders Standard Oil to Be Broken Up


Rockefeller court speech from The Men Who Built America


The Standard Oil Monopoly

Standard Oil Co. Inc. was an American company and the largest oil refinery of its time. It had a controversial history as a multinational corporation and was ruled an illegal monopoly by the US Supreme Court. It was dissolved under the Sherman Antitrust Act and subsequently split into 34 smaller companies.
    • Essentials 

    • Founding and early years 

    • 1895–1913 

    • Breakup 

    • Legacy and criticism of breakup 

    • Successor companies 

    • Rights to the name