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

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Rockefeller court speech from The Men Who Built America

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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