The people who did grasp their money spent less on items that they needed because prices skyrocketed, which in return got people getting laid off from their jobs, worsening the economy and losing even more money. Then, the environment started to play a role. Major dust storms swept through the prairies, leaving farmers with no crops and no ways to get food or make money. These additional effects to the stock market crash made the banks take people’s belongings, homes, vehicles, and anything that they had. The future looked bleak during this time for many.
Workers were only paid enough to support their homes and they could barely support their family. The air in the mills, filled with cotton dust made people cough and sometimes lead to pneumonia. One benefit was that workers were given their own houses, yet all their family was crammed into one small room and the house was usually dirty and its water supply polluted. To make things worse, the mill owners taxed the worker’s family on how much water they used. To the workers, the mills were satanic and to furnish this idea, the industrial revolution, along with the mills, sparked revolts across the country.
This negatively affected the people who were migrating and were in direct competition for jobs with longer- established residents and would keep creating conflict with those people. “Many people were not able to make a living in drought-stricken regions and were forced to migrate to other areas in search of a new livelihood. ("Drought in the Dust Bowl") Many people had no choice to leave which affected them in a personal way because they had to forced to leave in search of a new livelihood because they will mostly not survive through the Dust Bowl.”In addition, because of poverty and high unemployment, migrants added to local relief efforts, sometimes overburdening relief and health agencies. ” ("Drought in the Dust Bowl")People were super poor and were not making enough money to pay for things while migrating so this would affect people and families and it was too much for relief and health agencies.“The poor economy displaced more than just farmers as refugees to California; many teachers, lawyers, and small business owners moved west with their families during this time. ( "Dust Bowl")The wealth and
Operators were also charged for mistakes at factories (Triangle Fire). This is a social inequality to the social class because while corporations are increasing so is the working citizens hours are increasing. The working class had to work fourteen hours a day with no break and an incredibly low income. The low class were very tired and sore from being stiff in chairs for fourteen hours straight so how can they not make mistakes. They were ashamed on how they were living and being shown in front of the wealthy citizens.
These men gave horrible working conditions to their employees. For example, JP Morgan forced his workers to work under harsh living conditions for very long hours and little pay. John Rockefeller made his employees work long hours with low pay and he would discourage (wouldn’t allow) union activity in his corporation. Andrew Carnegie forced his workers to work long hours and he gave little pay like the other men . He also tried to stop
The textile factories were an unsafe and unheathly place for working class families to work.These factories were unsafe for children to work because the factories would over work the children,give them a insuffient diet and the factories were filled with diseases.For example a testimony from Joesph Hebergram to the Sadler committee he said; ‘i have damged lunges. my lgs muscles do not function properly and will not support the weight of my bones...the doctor told me that it was caused by dust in the factory,from being over worked and a insufficient diet.’this shows that the factories were an unsafe place for working class because they over work their employes and do not give a proper diet.This evidence shows first hand evidence of what happened
After this Andrew Carnegie’s reputation for being a friend of the worker is ruined and now many do not think he is a friend of the worker anymore. Because the strikers lost, many steel companies cut their employees wages and labor unions were not recognized until the 1930’s which was an enormous setback for workers rights and freedoms. After this Andrew Carnegie kept underpaying his employees and they still had long hours. Carnegie 's employees usually worked 7 days a week and they would work 12 hour days and they would still make less that about $10 per
This downfall of society caused immense damage to the economy. As the population began to decline due to the deaths of all these people, there was a lack of farmers to plow fields, harvest crops, and produce other goods and services. This in turn affected the relationship of lords and peasants because the working peasants became more useful and in high demand; after learning this the peasants began asking for higher pay to work. This is how Europe was so affected by this plague, not only by death and disease, but in more questionably moral and economic aspects of
Many laborers working under these company suffered due to the reduction of “the price of every labor connected with trade” (Doc 3). While these companies became wealthier, workers became poorer. For example, the laborers working in the Ohio railroad company barred train’s passage to rebel against their third pay cut. All forms of strikes and boycott emerged in the nation since no minimum wage was set. The workers risked their jobs to
Many people were paid low salaries for many working hours. Health hazards were a big issue in the factories. Many workers were injured or dead due to factory incidents. The factory owners weren’t responsible for their lives, so it wasn’t well addressed to the public as an issue. However, labor workers created labor unions to address their issues to the factory owners and to the government, they protested to seek their needs first and for better wages.
During the Industrial Revolution big businesses took places of small workshops, increasing to quantity but not quality. This made many people lose their jobs, and now there was only one place to work the factories. Ahead of these factories were big business owners, some born into money others worked their way up to it like Andrew Carnegie. Work at these factories became unsafe and the pay was bad, they could only blame one person and that was the owners. People of this time saw these business owners as either villain or hero, witch side of the scale do Andrew Carnegie falls on?
Henry Frick was most to blame for the labor dispute at Homestead turning into a violent battle because he lowered working conditions, locked disagreeing workers out of the factory, and hired the Pinkertons. Frick lowered the pay and lengthened the work hours for the workers, causing the workers to go on strike. Lowering the workers ' conditions shows that Frick clearly did not care about the workers, causing unhappy workers who wanted to change some things about their work. Frick also locked the workers out of the factory. His quick and uncaring ways showed that whoever was working for Frick did not matter to him since he could easily replace them with workers who would not complain.