Workers Seeking Better Conditions/Immigration . By, Nick Calabrese Charlton Walzcak. Working Conditions . Conditions for all workers deteriorated during the 1830’s
Workers Seeking Better Conditions/Immigration
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Conditions for all workers deteriorated during the 1830’s
. Skilled artisans, who had originally formed unions to preserve their own interests, began to ally them- selves with unskilled laborers
Although only 1 or 2 percent of U.S. workers were organized, the
!830s and 1840s saw dozens of strikes--many for higher wages, but some for a shorter workday.
European immigration rose dramatically in the United States between 1830 and 1860. In the decade 184S-!8S4 alone nearly 3 million immigrants were added to the U.S. population that had numbered just over 20 million
The majority of Immigrants were German and Irish men.
Children started at the age of 6
Children was cruel and unusual
Children were payed less than minimum wage
Children were punished by beatings if they didn't’t work hard enough.