Labouring-Class Americans During The Gilded Age

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Imagine working sixteen hours a day in an unsanitary, dangerous, place for a big business gaining two dollars.This is what laboring-class Americans had to go through during the Gilded age. Politically, the first largest American labor union was formed during the Gilded age and many other organizations formed as well as violent strikes.Socially, different ethnics joined together to share their thoughts and realize the evils of big business and of the federal government. Mentally, most we 're losing their personal life while some were financially stable and glad. During the Gilded Age laboring-class Americans attempted to better their lives in the power of big businesses and the federal government. Many different attempts were taken by the laboring-class Americans but they were more successful uniting to become one. To obtain an eight hour work day, paid sick days, health care, sanitary conditions, and higher pay. Politically the first largest American labor union was formed during the Gilded Age the historical context of this document is the Boston Tea Party that took place in December 1773 as a colonial defiance by the Sons of Liberty to protest against taxation they dumped the tea as a violent act just …show more content…

The author 's purpose in writing this was to read out one last time to the representatives that by it the title thanks to the people and it 's shown by stating how Jacob Coxey and all the poor who a real becoming poorer will have to perish (Doc.5). This shows how different people with the same belief came together to achieve a better life. In this case a higher wage.In a saloon in Chicago men from all ages and backgrounds came the together without racism to realize the corruption they 're going through is taken for granted (Doc.6) Proving they 're all on the same boat to accomplish the same journey to get fewer hours and a higher

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