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Describe cause and effect of haymarket riot?

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Well idk about the effects, I'm looking for that too, but I know the cause.. Business and government leaders were scared that the unions were going to spread the socialist's idea that all members of society are created equal and share work and profits. They were also scared that the unions would spread the anarchist's thought of abolishing the government. On May 3, srikebreakers, union members, and police fought because the McCormick Harvest Company hired strikebreakers to replace the striking union members. During the fight, one of the union members was killed... and then another fight began, which was, of course known as the Haymarket Affair.

I'm glad I could help... well, I hope I can.. whatever.. I'm just really bored :)

One of the effects was the 'yellow dog contract'. The yellow dog contract was a contract used by employers that, after an employee signed it, prevented said employee from joining a union.

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How would you describe the Haymarket Riot?

The Haymarket Riot took place in Chicago in 1886. It was a protest by workers demanding an eight-hour workday, and it turned violent.

What year was the Haymarket Riot?

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Employers grew more suspicious of labor unions.

What caused the haymarket riot of 1886?

Chicago haymarket square

What was the immediate cause of the haymarket riot?

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What was the result of the haymarket square riot?

The Haymarket Square Riot in Chicago was a rally for an 8 hour workday. Though the ensuing violence was initially a setback for this cause, pressure for better labor conditions and shorter workdays continued.

What effect does the haymarket have on us today?

The Haymarket Riot had at least one positive effect. It caused the US government to look more closely at wage and time disparity and treating industrial workers more fairly.

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Which of the following led to the fall of the Knights of Labor?

Haymarket Riot also known as the Haymarket Bombing.

In the haymarket riot what was the immediate cause and what were the underlying cause?

The Haymarket Riot occurred in 1886 during a labor protest in Chicago. The workers met to hear speakers who supported the 8-hour day. Someone threw dynamite into the crowd and seven policemen and four members of the labor movement were killed.

When and where did the Haymarket Riot happen?

May 1886. In Chicago

In what US city did the haymarket riot occur?


How did the newspapers report the Haymarket incident?

As a riot by workers

How did the Haymarket Riot of 1886 affect unions such as the Knights of Labor?

The Haymarket Riot was associated with violent tactics by unions, and individuals came to view them as potentially dangerous organizations.

Where is the haymarket riot site?

It took place in Chicago, IL.

What incident hurt the knight of labor's reputation?

The Haymarket Riot.

What event hurt the Knights of Labor and why?

The Haymarket square riot.

What effects did the Haymarket Riot have on employers?

not getting enough polices

How did the haymarket riot of 1886 affect unions?

The Haymarket riot of 1886 affected the unions directly. In this riots, violence acts were associated and blamed on labor unions like the Knights of Labor.

1886 riot in Chicago?

The Haymarket riot was the result of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration in 1886.

When was the Haymarket Riot?

The Haymarket Riot occurred on Tuesday May 4, 1886 and involved striking workers of the Knights of Labor union. When the protest turned violent, several police and strikers were killed.

Who was in the haymarket riot?

Strikers killed by police during a mayday event

What was one result of the haymarket riot?

Membership in the Knights of Labor declined.