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  1. Goals of the 19th century strikes: Shorter hours, Higher Wages, and safer working conditions. 9% of all American controlled 75% of the nation's wealth. When collective bargaining failed, unions used strikes (Between 1881-1900 there were over 24,000 strikes in the nations factories, mines, mills and railroads)

    A. 1887- Great Railroad Strike: 1st National Strike
    -Cause: the Railroad lowered wages by 10%
    -Effect: the union went on strike-led to riots and violence around nation. President Hayes used federal troops to put down strike; Union is blamed.
    B. 1886- Haymarket Riot
    -Cause: during a Chicago labor rally an anarchist throws a bomb that killed 18 people including policemen (Although the Knights of Labor was not directly responsible; the public blamed the union.
    -Effect: Anarchists were convicted of conspiracy and 3 were hanged. Americans feared union violence.
    C. 1892- Homestead Strike @ Carnegie Steel
    -Cause: Carnegie and his partner, Henry Frick, planned to cut...








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