Social Class

May 1: International Workers Day

International Workers' Day began as a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket massacre in Chicago.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Organizing, Social Class
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May 4, 1886: Haymarket Tragedy

A peaceful demonstration in Chicago for the eight-hour day ended in tragedy when the police barge in, and a bomb is thrown and explodes.
Time Periods: Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Labor, Social Class
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Nov. 28, 1919: Jane Addams and Palmer Raids

The Palmer Raids began in November of 1919 and targeted suspected radical leftists, especially anarchists, and deported them from the US.
Time Periods: World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Social Class
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Sept. 17, 1787: U.S. Constitution Signed

The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787.
Time Periods: Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Laws & Citizen Rights, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class
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