The Great Railroad of 1877
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The Great Railroad strike of 1877. The B&O Railroad had spontaneous strikes all at once.
Stop cutting our wages. Were going on Strike!
President Rutherford Hayes called in federal troops to stop the strikes. Railroads across the nation then went on strike as well.
Stop your protest NOW!
STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!
The strikes did not end up well. Many railroad cars and property were destroyed and burnt down. The strikes for the workers did not help them reach their goal for better wages.
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