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Life in the late nineteenth and in the early twentieth century in the United States was rough for the average person because of the poor conditions and inability to get ahead of debts and poverty Two major groups that suffered the most were labor workers and farmers For the workers in factories the industrial expansion of the nation brought many changes to the workplace These changes made life as a labor worker more dangerous and less profitable Farmers also faced many problems such as high railroad rates and high loan interest rates Both groups searched for ways to band together with people in similar situations to help resolve some of the problems After many failing attempts a movement called Progressivism caused many changes and greatly improved life for farmers labor workers and many other groups of the early 20th century In the late nineteenth century people flooded to cities to fill the positions of factory workers Some of the people were farmers who had grown tired of constant debt and looked to the city for economic gain Others were immigrants from other countries who left their homeland behind to find a better life Many of these people had nowhere to go so they followed their first instinct and moved to the cities to find work This flood of people caused a huge surplus of labor workers thus resulting in unsafe work conditions and low wages for those with jobs The dawn of the factory reduced the need for skilled workers making the tasks easy enough for a small child to perform With this idea factory owners hired women and children to operate their machines and paid them even less then the underpaid men Obviously these people could not live like this so they began to form unions in an attempt to fix some of the problems in the work place The first major attempt at a large union to crack down on some of the
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