Fear In the US paper

Fear In the US paper - GHIST 225 October 3, 2007 Professor...

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GHIST 225 October 3, 2007 Professor Hannah Kelley Role of Fear in the United States In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States really began to develop as a close knit country. Slavery had been abolished years before, and people of America were finally feeling at rest from the struggle to come together as a society in the past. Even though America was developing internally, there were many lurking problems people faced and feared including poverty, world wars, discrimination in the work field, immigration laws, and education. One of the most well known issues that people living in the United States faced were labor related. Corporations began popping up all over the states in 1900, allowing for 2/3 of all manufactured products made in the United States to be produced by them. 1 Many, such as John D. Rockefeller, became rich from the growth of corporations, but at the same time, the poor and the working class struggled to get by with their jobs. 2 Children were forced to work in the factories and in 1870, approximately one out of four workers were female and were not being paid equal wages with the males. Labor groups, such as the Knights of Labor, fought against the wage system, wanted fair work hours
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