Gilded Age Industrialization

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Between two wars The Civil War and World War I was called the Glided Age. The Gilded Age grew a accelerated industrialization of factory based steel mills, also a country based on railroad for transporation,blooming cities and in science. The Gilded Age also grew in social chage and economic growth, creating new opportunites for entrpreners. The effects of the industrialization on American 's were work labor which lead to the orgin of The Kinghts of Labor. In addition with such the rising of industrial the citites grew which lead to immigiration and also the creation of the hull house. The life in the 19th-century for labor worker was from far easy. With all the wealth being generateing during the Gilded age very little of its wealth were given to the wokers. Even the best wages for a industrial worker were low, with long hours, working in awfully poor conditions. With safety rules and regulations being unexisted, it was hard to blame employers responsible. It was worse for women and children, who worked as hard or even harder than men, often time only revcieved only but a fraction of what a man earned. What made this even far more difficult is the laissez-faire capitalism which took over the 19th-century which…show more content…
The first major effort to help workers was a organization called The Knights of Labor. The purpose of this organization are to promote an eight-hour work day, improve safety in factories, termantion of child labor, equal pay for men and women, graduated income tax. The Union organized strikes and were able to negotitaed with hundreds employers across the United States. How the Knights of Labor ideaolgy impacted American 's life today are that employers now gave fair wages and relative income, it also helped end child labor. Unions were also able to obtain health based coverage and also health and medical
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