U.S. Labor History

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    Atlantic World Trade

  • Slave Trade Begins

  • First Slave Codes in U.S.

  • Sons of Liberty protest British taxes

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    Plantation Economy

  • Slave Trade become illegal

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    Eight-Hour Day Movement

  • Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention

  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Slavery Abolished

  • National Labor Union Founded

  • Knights of Labor Created

  • National Uprising of Railroad Workers

  • America Federation of Labor Founded

  • Industrial Workers of the World Founded

  • Ford creates the Assembly Line

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  • Railway Labor Act

  • Stock Market Crash

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    Great Depression

  • FDR proposes New Deal Programs to Congress

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  • Largest Stike Wave in US History