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Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

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Why did public opinion occasionally turn against unionized workers who went on strike?

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1. How did the American Federation of Labor (AFL) differ to the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)?

2. Social Darwinism tried to excuse _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

American workers began to organize their efforts to seek justice in the workplace during the Second Industrial Revolution, and this quiz will test you on important events, labor unions, and ideals during this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

  • Characteristics of the 1800s
  • What happened during the Pullman Strike
  • Events during the Haymarket Demonstration
  • Why the AFL achieved modest victories
  • What Social Darwinism tried to excuse

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what happened during the Pullman Strike and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the events during the Haymarket Demonstration
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson

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  • 'Laissez-faire' capitalism
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  • Knights of Labor in 1869
  • How the government expanded its role in labor disputes
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