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a doctrine that said that agreements between employers and employees should be free of regulation. It was used to argue that minimum wage laws were unconstitutional since people don’t have the liberty to enter whatever contracts they chose. Its significance was that it blocked different social reform movements in the1800s.Lochner v. New York-a court case where the Supreme Court struck down a New Yorklaw setting 10 hours of labor a day as the legal maximum in specifically the baking trade.Its significance is that it set 10 hours of labor a day as the legal maximum.Great Railroad Strike (1877)-a series of violet rail strikes that occurred in 1877. Due topoorly paid work and dangerous work, workers responded to an announcement on 10%wage cuts through violent strikes. Its significance is that it spread across America.Knights of Labor-a labor organization that protected its members from corrupt employerretaliations. Its significance was that it grew to represent many low wage workers.
Social Gospel-a religious reform movement that required social and individual salvation.It sought for industrial society to improve through the biblical principles of charity andjustice. Its significance is that is shaped different communities of America.Haymarket Affair-a violent confrontation between the police and protestors as theystruggled for workers rights. Its significance is that it was designated internationalworkers day.