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Unformatted text preview: Kadeem McCarthy September 9, 2009 Honors US History II Essay Question – CH. 18 Objectives 5 and 6 Workers of the 19 th Century had dramatic labor struggles and a very difficult time. For those who were fortune enough to find actually find a job making ends meet with the wages that they earned and the price of living was no easy task. At the end of the 19 th century workers found that they were being paid more depending on their type of work, $.20/hour for skilled workers and $.10 for unskilled worker. However as wages grew the cost of living grew even faster causing things to be just as hard or even harder for many. Objectives 5,6, and 15 Throughout the Machine Age many riots and strikes occurred, the most prominent being the Haymarket Riot, Homestead Strike, and the Pullman Strike. When workers called for a eight-hour workday and were not granted their request a vast amount of workers gathered in Chicago and used their methods of violence to try and get what they wanted, this riot is known as the Haymarket Riot and is...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2010 for the course HISTORY 0232 taught by Professor Liburd during the Spring '10 term at N. Arizona.
- Spring '10
- US History