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Chapter 6 THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. Section 1: The Age of Invention Section 2: The Rise of Big Business Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize. Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize. Objectives:. Why did some Americans want trusts to be banned, and how did the government respond?

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chapter 6 the second industrial revolution

Chapter 6THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Section 1: The Age of Invention

Section 2: The Rise of Big Business

Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize

objectives

Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize

Objectives:
  • Why did some Americans want trusts to be banned, and how did the government respond?
  • What types of working conditions did laborers face in the new age of rapid industrialization?
  • How did the Knights of Labor attempt to address the needs of many workers?
  • How did businesses react to strikes in the late 1800s, and how did this affect unions?
the banning of trusts

Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize

The banning of trusts
  • desired because of belief that without competition, large monopolies would have no reason to maintain quality or keep prices low
  • not accomplished despite passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act
working conditions

Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize

Working conditions
  • low pay
  • long hours
  • unsafe environments
  • possibility of racial discrimination
the knights of labor

Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize

The Knights of Labor
  • included both skilled and unskilled workers
  • included women and, later, African Americans
  • organized strikes, marches, and demonstrations
  • educated and organized workers
strikes in the late 1800s

Section 3: Labor Strives to Organize

Strikes in the late 1800s
  • Businesses responded with blacklists, yellow-dog contracts, lockouts, and violence.
  • Business tactics hurt many unions and caused skilled workers to break away from unskilled ones.