lets talk about a time in America called the progressive era... Jacob Riis was a socialist and journalist during 1849-1914. he is known for using his position in the paper to help the impoverished in NY city. the living conditions wear bad because it was hard to get a job because a lot of immigrants wear coming in from Europe, Asia, and Latin America to the brink of America in the period 1891 to 1930.
the average amount of money made a week in these times was 16.00$ a week, and sometimes even 2.00$ to 6.00$ a week. In 1909 20,000 people mostly woman in their teens and early twenties, launched an eleven-week general strike in New York’s shirtwaist industry. it was the largest strike buy woman to this date, but they received sympi8thy but no real change. but in 1912 men organized a strike given the name of the Lawrence textile strike, and they received pay raze but no changes in working conditions.
At approximately 4:40 pm on Saturday, March 25, 1911, as the workday was ending, a fire flared up in a scrap bin under one of the cutter's tables at the northeast corner of the eighth floor. The Fire Marshal concluded that the likely cause of the fire was the disposal of an unextinguished match or cigarette butt in the scrap bin, which held two months' worth of accumulated cuttings by the time of the fire. 146 people died that day, mostly teenage girls. the owners wear tried for man slater and wear found not guilty.