Eventually, violence had occurred, resulting in a gun battle which killed and injured numerous strikers and Pinkerton’s men. Andrew Carnegie had built one of the most booming steel companies in America. Throughout time, several mills were broken and these workers were represented so they couldn’t be laid off. Many of these workers were eastern and southern European immigrants along with their sons. Soon after, there was a campaign to cut workers’ wages and Carnegie pushed for it. Workers were furious with this campaign …show more content…
The biggest impact on this era was the making of railroads. Railroads were the gateway of all the industries made and growth in the working class. Without the industrial era, today we would not have better working conditions for children, women would not have been able to get an education or be able to work outside the home, many industries such as Rockefellers Oil Trust, Carnegie’s Steel Industry, and Sears. Although a lot of these accomplishments lead to strikes and riots, it made the difference in the way we live in the twenty-first century.
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