Progressive era fires

Progressive era fires

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  • It's Dirty!
  • There are to many people!
  • Tammany Hall runs the streets of New York with the boss George W. Plunkitt
  • Children work over 12 hours with no breaks!
  • The work conditions suck!!!
  • The women and young girls were not allow to speak and had to work with the doors closed so they would not strike
  • Let's Strike!!!
  • Oh no! There's a fire! It's in the top three floors!
  • There is nothing we can do! They are all trapped on the 8th floor
  • The only way out is if we jump or we die from smoke inhalation or being burned 
  • The owners were tried for manslaught and found not guilty. Therefor citizens took a stand and now laws are in place for safety, work conditions, hours and age. Making the triangle fire serve as a microcosm of the Progressive Era
  • What a sad day in American history. 146 people died, most teenage girls due to nightmarish factory conditions
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