Read this excerpt from loom and spindle. one of the first strikes of cotton-factory operatives that ever took place in this country was that in lowell, in october, 1836. when it was announced that the wages were to be cut down, great indignation was felt, and it was decided to strike, en masse. this was done. the mills were shut down, and the girls went in procession from their several corporations to the "grove" on chapel hill, and listened to "incendiary" speeches from early labor reformers. what can be inferred about the time period of the excerpt? check all that apply. a. factory workers felt frustrated by the lowering of their wages. b. workers were willing to show their displeasure through strikes. c. early efforts at strikes became chaotic and violent. d. the lowell girls were forbidden to voice objections. e. the lowell strike was followed by other labor strikes.
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. D. The announcement of wage cuts and the decision to go on strike
The announcement for the wage cut was made and based on disagreement with the wage cut by the workers, they decided to go on strike
A. There was a causal relationship between the Lowell workers' anger and the mills being shut down.
A casual relationship is a cause-effect relationship. In the passage the workers were angered by cuts in wages and that caused them to strike and therefore the shutdown in of the mills.
Lowell workers were almost entirely women and the strikes were an important step in women having a voice in public. Women organized and despite their efforts were unable to have any effect on the job situation. The strikes ended and wages did not increase but it did create a bigger idea that strikes and organization could empower the worker.
The correct answer is: A. The public protests of the women against the company and the company's refusal to raise wages.
Options B and D are causally related, while option C states two events that are not strictly correlated. Option A is the only one out of the given that speaks of two events that are indeed correlated but not causally related as the company's refusal to raise wages happened before than the public protests of the women against the company.