It killed seven police and wounded about sixty people. The police than fired on the crowd, killing several people and wounding one hundred people,” The Haymarket affair was horrible because it gave the employers more leverage on the workers because the could use the Haymarket affair as a weapon to keep employees in line. Also, many innocent lives were lost because the harvester company didn’t want to raise wages just a few cents. Instead of raising wages the company provoked the workers and that’s why the fights in the streets broke out. In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost.
Within the Triangle Waist Company factory a fire broke out, killing 145 employees. Throughout the early 1900s, labor conditions within the United States of America were unbearable. Including unreasonable pay, half-day shifts and unsafe factory environments, the day events would change would soon follow March 25, 1911. Enclosed within “The Triangle Fire” written by Jo Ann E. Argersinger, are wisely selected stories that speak to individuals reading them. Each document specifies the impact the Triangle Fire had on these young women, both mentally and physically.
The Fire That Sparked Change The Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911 is a day that will forever stand out in the heart of communities, families, American factory workers and employees alike. Not only did it needlessly take the lives of 144 people, mostly young women, ages 16-23, and a few men, but it called into light the dangers of poorly constructed buildings, overcrowded work spaces, and dangerous work environments. Historians, teachers, and journalists have poured over trial transcripts, newspaper articles, commission reports, and first hand accounts from either victims or analysis of what was left behind, on that fateful day knowing full well the far reaching grasp of that event. Whether first hand accounts as told by the “Commission” in the “Preliminary Report of the New York Factory Investigating Commission” (1912), recounts of information supplied to the newspapers as in the story published by the New York Times (1911), titled “141 Men and Girls Die in Waist Factory Fire, stories that covered how journalists reported on the story, Elizabeth V Burt’s (2005) “Working Women and the Triangle Fire: Press Coverage of a Tragedy or Doug Linder’s “The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial” each account has not only helped to bring reality to the existence and subsequent deaths of each and everyone of those individuals who lost their lives that fateful day, but also to the need and responsibility for the community and government alike to ensure for safer workplace regulations and stronger building codes.
This economic distress emanated from the rising populations as well as social and economic troubles that were facing the initial stages of agricultural commercialization, urban area development and industrial revolution. This saw Germans make more than a quarter of all immigrants that were arriving in the US between the period of 1830s and 1880s. Moreover, German immigration into America was also due to political subjugation of liberal engagements that had seen German states participate fully after 1819, but more significantly, than any other was the abortive revolutions of 1848 that had seen most Germans flee from their countries. Most of those who fled their countries because of these repressions comprised young students, teachers and other intellectuals who would later on give German communities that lived in
The West Midlands became known as the ‘Black Country’ because of its landscape of dark foundries, and a smoky atmosphere (Pettinger 1). Overall, working-class neighborhoods were bleak, crowded, dirty, and polluted (Factory Act 1). “From 1880 to 1990, over 35,000 industrial workers were killed annually, and another 536,000 suffered injury” (Hillstrom 58). Injured workers would typically lose their jobs and receive no financial compensation to pay for their much needed health care (Factory Act
When the Industrial age came sweeping over Europe, Britain was one of many nations to have seized the opportunity. Mass migration of people into the cities where work became available in factories resulted in poor living conditions for most of Britain’s people during the nineteenth century due to overcrowding. It was estimated around seventy percent of Britain’s total population were working class people by the nineteenth century. This meant poor hours, small wages, and children were forced to work for the family to survive. Had it not been for necessity children would not have worked in conditions where they were continually ill-treated at least for one man who, in a survey conducted about the conditions of the work environment stated, “Necessity
The Triangle fire killed 146 people and many others were badly injured. Everyone who jumped, mainly from the 9th and 10th floors, were killed. This was the highest death toll for any fire I've ever heard a factory having, 25 workers died in the Newark factory fire. After that fire I knew that another fire was going to come up as fire safety was not the main concern in New York factories. There was only way to escape as the elevator was engulfed in flames almost immediately after the fire started and the fire escape was poorly designed and even started collapsing as the fire raged on.
What were the repercussions of losing one third of the general population? The Black Death was an influential factor in many societal changes that occurred during the 14th century. These changes were the depopulation of Europe, reduced labor force, rising wages, and increasing slave demand, government fixing wages promoting rebellion of the peasants and other workers. Depopulation in Western Europe occurred rapidly as during the 13th century after the sudden increase in population the Black Plague infected peasants which were usually farmers and also made up most of the population. This infection and
While the industrial revolution was actualizing, the class structure of England capsized. The Industrial Revolution resulted in rising of the middle class and working class whereas aristocracy was falling over. In this age; The middle class was getting richer mostly through manufacturing enterprises and, although it can be talked about the emergence of a national market, it was not unified and its biggest problem was the regional diversity. Factories were built in every city, thousands of people left their villages and tried their luck in the big cities, which, in turn, started to become overcrowded and polluted. The development of the banking system spread across the country in the second half of the 19th century.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, is set in the 1930s when racial discrimination was unchecked and rampant in North America. The racial bias had creeped into the American Justice system and had started to play a dominant role in deciding whether an accused was guilty or innocent. The Great depression of the 1930s had a huge impact on the african american population of the United States of America as majority of them employed as sharecroppers, mine workers or as minimal wage jobs. Due to the economic depression, lost their jobs and as a result lost their livelihoods. The novel describes the situation of the black community and by the plot showcases that the african americans weren 't even given the basic right to be tried fairly in court.
Many Americans were concerned about this, and believed that great change was needed in society to protect everyday people. As a result, these people, generally journalists, were called “reformers”. This reformative era was known as the Progressive Movement. However, through all the changes that were shaping America, one major group that was left untouched were the African Americans. African Americans suffered through many issues involving continual racism and segregation.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers. In 1911, the 275 girls died that day had only 27 buckets of water (Leap for Life, Leap for Death).
Just earlier this very year, there was a horrible fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where 146 workers perished. Some died from the fire and others from jumping from the windows in order to escape it. Triangle Shirtwaist has brought the plight of these poor workers to the forefront as the public takes notice of the lack of safety measures in place at not just this factory, but many similar workplaces, and demands that something be done to prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. I believe one of the first steps to creating a safer workplace is having government regulations in place that prevent the mistreatment of workers and ensure that employees can escape in case of emergency. The regulations themselves should not be just broad, but address the many issues that workers face in order to give the workers the safest and healthiest working environment possible.
During the late 1800s, European immigrants began to migrate into the United States. Many of them came for economic, religious, and social opportunities. Majority of the immigrants came to look for work in America’s expanding industrial firms. Upon arrival most of the immigrants settled into major cities that had job opportunities that required no-skill to low-skill, which were found in industrial firms like New York and Chicago. Unfortunately, majority of the immigrants were poor and by the 1910 they began to overcrowd the cities, primarily the slum areas.
In the Progressive Era, there were many problems that the American people faced. America was broken, unjust, and cruel during that era. The people became acocomuomed to the corruption, horrible living conditions,and terrible working and safety conditions. The vast number of problems; however, were solved by what we call-- muckrakers, who then with the help of others came to bring about a new laws. One of the problems that the people faced was working in dangerous and unsanitary work conditions.