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The Jungle
During the 1880-1910 times, a lot of tragic events occurred relating to urbanization, industrialization, and immigration. Workplace safety, treatment of immigrants, and child labor were events that changed America as a whole the worst way possible.

Numerous of areas in the United States were settled as a trading post and transportation routes. As the industries and technology improved, cities in America became the center of products. Cities grew in populations and in size. Countries became urban, and created a new transportation system. This event is where urbanization took place.

Urbanization was fueled by the industrial revolution. Also Urbanization was the fastest organization in the northeastern United States. This acquired
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One of the worst workplace safety was working at the steel mill. According to the documentary the river ran red, a single slip and fall could lose a man his life. When companies realized how much money they were making they wanted to keep it consistent or increase it. They then started making the men work long hours and do dangerous work. What made it even more dangerous was the cheap equipment and the hot environment they were working under. A lot of men ended up hurt and dead, a family would be lucky if the company paid for the funeral. Due to this mistreatment, workers went on strike, they got violent. The companies didn’t care about their health and problems, all they cared about was the money. By the workers going on strike made the situation even bigger and harder to …show more content…
All children across the world did not have to be forced to work anymore. A child could now have his or her freedom and continue school consistently no matter if their families were poor. Over time, government officials changed the working age for children, children would not have to be at least 16 years of age to work. When children did work, they were paid the same as adults. They would no longer get token advantage but money wise do to minimum wage. Kids that worked while still in school had limits, they had a limit of hours they could work and certain things dealing with machinery they couldn’t due while under the age of 18. Child labor still exist today, it is taking place in the court room. Due to kids in the court system, judges and parole officers often force children into doing community service work. Forcing a child to work is described as child labor. It was not like child labor in the 1800-1910 time but it was still child labor. The treatment of immigrants significantly changed overtime. Immigrants weren’t being looked at as immigrants no more they were looked at as normal people. They were treated with more respect due to the fact they made America’s society better. But there was still U.S. citizens who looked at the immigrants in a nasty way, these were the racist. These people were afraid of change and the fact of unity, disgusted by different. Immigrants still to this day get

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