Unions Turn Violent Presentation & Source Analysis Activity (U.S. History) In this common-core activity students will learn about three different strikes from the union movement during the American Industrial Revolution: The Homestead Strike, The Pullman Strike and the Haymarket Affair. An engaging presentation is included that includes film clips, pair-share questions, class and a formative assessment. Students will analyze two different perspectives of the Homestead Strike. Pin it now!
The Haymarket affair (also the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) refers to the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians.
The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago.
Haymarket affair: Of the eight defendants, five – Spies, Fischer, Engel, Lingg and Schwab – were German-born immigrants; a sixth, Neebe, was a U.S.-born citizen of German descent. Only the remaining two, Parsons and Fielden, born in the U.S. and England, respectively, were of British heritage.