Assignments for Jan. 28-Feb. 1

Monday- due next class:  Read pgs. 428-430 and answer these questions:  1.  List at least three things that describe the harsh working conditions of early industrial America. 2. How did industrialization effect workers wages?  3.  What caused resentment among workers even though their wages increased between 1860-1890? 4. Explain how deflation worked and how it effected the working man. 5.  Why did many workers conclude they needed a union?  6.  Explain the difference between a craft workers and common laborers.  7.  What was a Trade Union? 8.  Why was industry against unions?  Give several reasons beyond what your text book says. 9.  Explain the techniques industry used to stop workers from forming unions. 10.  Why were efforts to break unions often successful?  11. Summarize the beliefs of Karl Marx. (5 things) 12.  Describe the beliefs and actions of anarchists. 13.  Why was there a strong anti-immigrant feelings in the U.S. at this time…explain fully.

Weekend- Write up on the movie Modern Times -Write a page paper explaining how the movie Modern Times depicted  factory conditions during the Industrial Revolution- include such things as the effects of factory work on the main character’s physical and mental well being. Give examples.  Also, describe how Modern Times depicts the company boss and his relationship with his employees.   Explain such symbols as the  herds of cattle, the punch clock, the assembly line, the machinery, the feeding machine, the bare chested machine operator.

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