Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution


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The incident at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory led to the _____.

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1. Which of the following is true of the working condition during the Gilded Age?

2. Why were labor unions organized by workers in the late 19th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the Second Industrial Revolution labor conditions. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the effects of America's industrialization in the late 19th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Middle class growth during the Gilded Age
  • Increases in labor union strength
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory's impact on reform

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Second Industrial Revolution labor conditions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reforms during industrialization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the laws and working conditions of the era

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'gilded', and know how it applies to the era
  • Identify technological changes experienced in the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Know the typical hours and wages of factory workers
  • Recognize the conditions workers faced
  • Understand the cause and effect of factory improvements in the era