“Following the second industrial revolution and the rise of big business, labor unions formed naturally and without any trouble by adopting extremist ideas and policies, leading to many successful strikes and ultimately undermining any socialist movement.”

1.Explain whether each part of this statement is or is not accurate.

2.What were the issues involved in organizing workers?

3.What was the most successful labor union and why?

4.Were strikers successful during the Gilded Age?

5.How was the Socialist Party of America related to the labor union movement?

“Use specific information to support your answer.”