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02_05_2008[1] - Notes Key Questions Is society made up of...

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Notes Key Questions Is society made up of classes or individuals? (1900 society in particular) Are gaps between the poor and wealthy against or in line with the ideal of the framers of the constitution? Should workers follow the requirements of a contract or should they be given particular unalienable rights? o Andrew Carnegie was a poor factory worker and rose up to become a very rich man o Is this an example of how the system works, or just one anecdote? Classes Individuals Helps to represent a large population of people who have common interests and social standing Possibly provides social mobility? Skill and Ownership Possibly provides social mobility? Strikes of 1880 Great Railroad Strike of 1877 o Workers go on strike o Railroad hires replacements (called scabs) o Strikers attack the trains and scab Begin to attack cities and factories o Pittsburgh – strikers attack city and the militia (people from the working class) abandoned because they knew many of the strikers and some agreed with their cause
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