Labor Day Quiz
is a GRAND QUIZ for you, to assess and measure your knowledge
of such an important day, as Labor Day!!! See how much conscious you are,
about the history of Labor Day. If you don't know the answers, scroll down,
check the correct answer...
... But, U Better Be Honest :-))
Now START with your questions.....
1. When is Labor Day?
2. Who began the labor movement?
3. Why did Peter have to work
at such a young age?
How many hours did the immigrants work in factories every day?
What happened in the spring of 1872?
What did Peter become known as?
What were the organized workers demanding?
When was the first Labor Day Parade held?
When did Congress vote Labor Day a federal holiday?
What do many school children do the day after Labor Day?
In the United States, it is easy for citizens to form a corporation but
difficult to form a union. Name three countries where workers can form a
union as easily as investors can form a corporation in the United States.
12. In 1770, what percentage of the colonial population lived in
13. At the time of the War of
Independence, what percentage of the people who made up the colonies of
Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia were or had been indentured servants?
14. What percent of "We
the People" could vote in 1776?
15. Who was the richest man in
America at the time of the Revolution?
16. Who said, "The people
who own the country ought to govern it"?
17. What great American document
was written behind closed doors in a meeting held in 1787, the minutes of
which were not made public until 53 years later?
18. What were the demands of
the Labor Movement in 1830?
19. The 14th Amendment to the
Constitution was passed in 1868 to extend due process and equal protection
to African Americans. In the first 50 years after its adoption, what percentage
of cases brought under it were on behalf of African Americans, and what
percentage on behalf of corporations?
20. The Supreme Court ruled in
1872 that women do not have the right to vote under the 14th Amendment.
What year did the Supreme Court rule, "Corporations are persons within
the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United
21. How can five people amend
22. Whose election to the presidency
of the United States was determined by a special commission that was controlled
by the CEO of the Pennsylvania Railroad and made up of Supreme Court justices
and members of Congress? When did that President pull the last Federal troops
from the south ending Reconstruction and use those troops to put down the
first national labor strike in the United States in which over 100 strikers
At the end of the 19th century, what was the largest labor organization
in the United States?
At the end of the 19th century, in which year exactly did the then labor
organization in the United States advocate?
What issues did the labor organization in the United States advocate at
the end of the 19th century?
1. 1st Monday in September
His father went to war and he had to help support his family
ten to twelve
Peter McGuire and 100,000 workers went on strike
disturber of the public peace
an 8-hour day, secure job, future in their trades
September 5, 1882
Begin a new school year
Sweden, Germany, Italy, Japan, Ireland and more.
Jay, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
10-hour day and public education
Americans: one-half of 1 percent, corporations: 50 percent.
becoming U.S. Supreme Court Justices
B. Hayes, 1877
the Knights of Labor
creation of producer, consumer and distributive cooperatives; prohibition
of child labor; equal pay for equal work between the sexes and races; universal
suffrage; and the eight-hour day. They believed that when a few people controlled
most of the wealth they would use their economic power politically to prevent
the creation of a real democracy.