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Labor Movement in the Gilded AgeAnalysisObjectiveWhat can we learn about the labor movement in the Gilded Age bycomparing the Haymarket Riot, the Homestead Strike, the Pullman Strike,and the Ludlow Massacre?Historical Context:Review the cartoon below and answer the two analysis questions thatfollow.Analysis Questions:1)Close Reading:Based on the images in the cartoon above, whom do you think wouldwin the tournament created by the illustrator - the monopolies or labor? Why?Hat reads “Labor”, hammer reads“strike” and horse reads “poverty”Knights shield reads “constitution and legislature”, horse armorreads “monopoly”
2)Analysis:What do you think the illustrator is trying to say about the real life battlebetween monopolies and laborers?
Labor in the Gilded Age - Directions:You have been assigned to read about ONE of fourmajor labor related events in US History from the Gilded Age.Read about your event, andfill out the table below based on your reading.When your group is ready, should share theinformation about your Labor Movement event with the group, using the information tocomplete the table below and the analysis questions that follow.EventIndustryPeople InvolvedWhat happened: Cause, Effect,ImpactHaymarket Riot1886Steelrailroads,and lumberindustries.Workers on a strike,police, and spies.A mob protested police brutality, the policeattacked the mob, killing a few and injuring afew. A bomb detonated, leading to the arrestsof anarchists.Homestead Strike1892CarnegieSteelCompanySteelworkers that wantedpay cuts.The company closed and 300 guards werehired to protect it. The workers attacked theguards, but the state troopers stopped thestrike.PullmanStrike1894TheCompanyTownEugene V. Debs ( headof the American RRUnion) protested.Troops were sent and enforced a courtinjunction to end the strike.LudlowMassacreColoradoFuel and IronCompanyColorado National Guardand the guards from theColorado fuel and Ironcompany.On April 20th, 1914 twenty five people died inthe Ludlow Massacre, including 11 children
1914Analysis Questions:1)Analysis:What similarities or patterns do you notice among the causes ofthese events?
2)Analysis:What similarities or patterns do you notice among the effects andimpacts of these events?
3)Based on these four events, write two claims about the causes and/or effectsof the labor movement during the Gilded Age.Support each claim withevidence from at least two of the events examined in this activity.See theexample below:

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Andrew Carnegie, Trade union, Strike action, Eugene V Debs, Homestead Strike, Pullman Strike

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