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The Labor Movement - Workers Fight for Labor Rights

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    The distribution of power is when power, influence or authority is distributed, spread around or apportioned.



    Labor Movement Investigation Part Two: Choose one of the roles listed below. Your goal is to research this person and analyze his position regarding labor issues. You will be focusing on the Haymarket Riot of 1886.

    Use the internet to reasearch and answer the following questions. 

    Roles:

    • Clarence Darrow, Attorney at Law
    • Marshall Field, Businessman
    • Samuel Gompers, President, American Federation of Labor
    • Carter Harrison, Mayor of Chicago
    1. What was life like for a worker during this time period?
    2. Give a summary of the Haymarket Riot. (Who, what, when, where and why?)
    3. Who were the major players involved in the Haymarket Riot?
    4. What is a labor union?
    5. What is a labor strike?
    6. Look up the person you've been assigned. Write down some basic information about this person and his role in the Haymarket Riot.
    7. Write a letter to a family member or friend as if you were this individual. Give you perspective of the Haymarket Riot and why you feel the way you do about this event. Be sure to include historical details about yourself and the event to support your view.
    Go to the next page to submit your respones.