Effects of the Norris-LaGuardia Act on Yellow-Dog Contracts


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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, how did most big businesses feel about trade unions?

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1. How do an iron-clad document and a yellow-dog contract differ?

2. What did yellow-dog contracts do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Labor relations have come a long way since the 19th century, when relations between employer and employee were often contentious. This quiz focuses on the evolution of business and trade unions that started in the late 19th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your comprehension of:

  • Labor relations in the 1800s
  • Iron-clad documents
  • Yellow-dog contracts
  • The Supreme Court case Adair v. United States

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - demonstrate understanding of the term 'yellow-dog contract'
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast yellow-dog contracts with iron-clad documents
  • Making connections - determine the effect of the Norris-LaGuardia Act on yellow-dog contracts

Additional Learning

For a more comprehensive examination of this topic, review the accompanying lesson entitled Effects of the Norris-LaGuardia Act on Yellow-Dog Contracts. Lesson objectives include:

  • Examine the gradual backlash against yellow-dog contracts
  • Analyze the specifics of the legislation banning ethically dubious contracts
  • Discuss the federal government's involvement in labor relations