Trade Union and Labour Rights, 1890-1935

Quiz on trade union  and labour rights for the OCR exam.

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When was the Homestead Strike?
1892
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How long did the Homestead Strike last?
143 days
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How many steel plants were unionised in Pennsylvania by 1900?
None
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When was the Pullman Strike?
1894
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What caused the Pullman Strike?
George Pullman cut wages by 25% and laid off a third of his workforce.
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Who was Eugene Debs?
Founder of the American Railway Union
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How did President Grover Cleveland respond to the Pullman Strike?
Sent federal troops
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What was prohibited by federal legislation in 1932?
Employers could not use court injunctions against strikes
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How many trade union members were there by 1900?
500,000
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How many trade union members were there in 1910?
2 million
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How many trade union members were there by 1920?
5 million
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What did the 1914 Clayton Antitrust Act do?
Limited the use of court injunctions against striking workers
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How much did factory production rise between 1914 and 1918?
35%
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What percentage were unemployed in 1929?
3%
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What percentage were unemployed by 1933?
25%
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What percentage of the workforce were unionised by 1910?
10%
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How long did the Homestead Strike last?

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When was the Pullman Strike?

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What caused the Pullman Strike?

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