The rise of industry and monopolies had three main causes. The growth was a cause that was due to wealth people had with their natural resources. The second cause was how the government supported bussiness especially when companies gave them money. Like when the Sherman Antitrust Act was made companies went straight to the government giving them money and telling them what they wanted so that the law was weak giving them away to do whatever they wanted. The third cause was the growing population which enabled them to make more money since more things were needed. With the growing population everything was made and done cheaper but were put on the markets expensive. Trusts and monopolies during America’s early industrial age allowed the workers to do things unsafely so they wouldn’t have to spend more money making things safer in the refinery’s.