George Mueller’s arrest caused eight thousand steel and electrical workers in the Pittsburgh district to strike in protest. Mueller wanted them to return to work, but the union members had a meeting and voted to not consider a company offer about their wages until the court lifted its antistrike injunction. Due to the strike many stores closed, and the trolley service was reduced to 50 per cent of what it was before. The charges against Mueller were eventually dropped, which led to negotiations about wages. Trolley service was completely cut by a sympathy strike a short time after the negotiations began.
When that didn’t work and it became clear that they were not going to disperse, at around 12:24 pm 77 National Guard members fired 67 rounds from M1 Garand rifles into the croud killing 4 and wounding 9 others, thus violently ending the protests. What’s even worse is that two of the students killed had not even been involved in the protest they were just walking to class and had gotten caught in the crossfire. This had a major impact on other campuses and nation wide. It caused an estimated 450 other campuses to stop protesting worldwide and it also got world wide press, their was even a song written about it. it was a tragic event that happened to people who only stand up against what they believed was wrong and tried to make a
America First Committee- in1940 after WWII began isolationists were alarmed by Roosevelt’s pro British policies. To mobilize public opinion against war they formed the America First Committee. Speakers like Charles Lindbergh, traveled the country and spoke out against war. Prelude to War To avoid open conflict with Germany, a policy of appeasement was adopted. And allowed Hitler to get away with small acts of aggression and expansion.
Labor Union strikes were the most prominent form of worker insurrection against employers. During the period of 1875-1900, many labor unions participated in strikes, however many of them failed to achieve their goals. The biggest reason that farmers and workers went on strike was clearly stated by a machinist before the Senate Committee on Labor and Capital. Because machines were taking jobs away, workers would lose their livelihood, and most likely their only source of income. In the year of 1877, employees working for the four largest railroads went on strike due to the fact that their employers cut their wages by 10 percent; this was known as the Great Rail Road Strike.
Woodrow Wilson was following the advice of former President George Washington; “beware of entangling alliances”. On February 4, 1915, the Germans declared the waters around the British Isles a war zone. The Germans advertised in American newspapers trying to influence Americans not to travel on British ships. One man who wanted to keep Americans
The anarchist used the Postal System to send over 20 bombs which were to explode upon opening, however the authorities discovered these bombs before they could detinate, and cause any harm. The government was devastated however because the bombs were being sent to prominent business owners and politicians. One such bomb exploded on the doorstep of the U.S Attorney
The British did not want to have war, but after hearing about the ultimatum that was sent to Belgium, Britain sent an ultimatum to Germany asking them to respect that Belgium was neutral. Germany refused, and on August 4th Britain declared war on Germany. In late August, Japan joined in on the war on the side of the allies. Turkey soon joined the war on the side of the Central Powers. By the end of 1914 the central powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and
Woodrow Wilson came to Paris bringing with him a peace program, which was about his moral, idealistic notion of a new world order. His idea was to link the instrument of surrender for the Germans to the creation of the League of Nations. On the way to Paris, Wilson went to England, where he spoke about how he wished to overthrow the old diplomatic system, which had led to the escalation of the war even before he had made his "Fourteen Points" speech in January 1918. When the US first entered the Great War, the President wanted that there be “peace without victory” and his Fourteen Points outlined a proposed arrangement that altered diplomatic relationships to such an extent that future wars could be prevented. Wilson could clearly see that the conclusion of the Great War was an opportunity for him to advance his progressive policies.
In Wilson's “War Message” he seems to be trying to pull at the hearts of the men of Congress and bring to light the intensity of the situation. He also seems to focus on the idea that entering the war would not be in revenge, but rather an attempt to bring the world back to a neutral state. When reading the document by W. W. Norton, you realize all the problems that Germany caused for American trading and even problems within the country itself. The document talks about how Germany had conspired with Mexico and told them that they would help in taking back Texas, New Mexico,and Arizona if Mexico agreed to take arms against the United States with Germany. Reading this you can see how entering the war was more than just a peace keeping mission as expressed by Wilson in his message to Congress.
When the fire company broke into the marshal’s office where the draft was being held the smashed the selection wheel and set fire to the building which is ironic because they put out fires. A deputy begged for the company to put out the fire but they refused and he was beaten and the draft was officially on hold. Workers from railroads, artisans, industrial workers, machine shops, laborers, and other employees didn’t show up for work that day as they were marching up 8th and 9th Ave and they gathered more people as they continued (Weil 147). The mob met in Central Park to discuss the situation and split up into two columns and went on their way (Bernstein 18). Some people started to bring down telephone poles and lines and this began this terrible insurrection that was to