"Transcontinental Railroad", that was once the most powerful and influential corperation in the world. That managed through hook and crook to get a Federal Court ruling that recognized a corperation the same as a living person. This ruling has sence influenced corperate power ( mostly for the worse ) across the board ever since, throughout the entire world. They were the "Wal-Mart" and "Microsoft" of the late 19th Century through the early 20th century!
by railroadsamurai December 21, 2009