USA Modern History: Challenges by workers to industrialization.

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The Questions

In the late-19th century, the U.S. fostered industrial expansion, technological advancements, and commercialization. The working class challenged the expanding economic and political order, trying to impose their vision of a more fair and equitable America:
  • What were the challenges by American workers?
  • Did the challenges succeed?
  • If so, how? And if not, why not?

Some Answers

What American workers protested and challenged:

Whether the challenges succeeded:

Initially, arrogant industrialists and politicians collaborated to use police support (sometimes violent) to support the factory bosses and break strikes.

Eventually, after over a century, the worker does see huge benefits, resulting from the workers' protests that began at the end of the 19th century and that include:

How the challenges succeeded and failed at the end of the 19th century:

1865
1866
1867
1869
1870s
1875
1877
1878
1880
1880s
1882
1882
1884
1886
1889
1890
early 1890s
1892
1892
1893
1894
1901
1905
1906
1909
1911
1900-1920