Bell Ringer. What is mass production? Why is mass production good? What is a market economy?. Bell Ringer. What is S ocial Darwinism? Who made up the work force during the industrial revolution? What is division of labor. CH 14-15: People & Society During the Industrial Revolution.
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The Government strongly backed the owners at this time
The Government used the Sherman Antitrust Act to hurt unions (the exact opposite thing it was made for)
Many Americans were still unsure of unions because of the violence that was associated with them.
Free & Democratic Society
US had large amounts of farmland (West). Many Immigrants were farmers
Immigrants also knew of the gold in sliver in the US. Many were previously miners
Large amounts of unskilled labor appealed to Irish, Italian, Polish, & Hungarians
Letters back to the homeland described America as a “land of milk & honey,” making more want to move here