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This assignment contains 4 separate primary sources covering labor during the Great Depression.
The sources includes;
(1.) The National Labor Relations Act July 5, 1935 (Wagner Act)
(2.) Letter to Governor Frank Murphy March 20, 1937 from Chrysler plant strikers
(3.) March 23rd Rally at Cadillac Square. Courtesy of the Henry Kraus Papers, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
(4.) Telegram Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Each document has 1-4 questions each to help students analyze the sources and understand the time period. (Total Questions 15.)
Finally a short writing prompt exists at the end of the activity directing students to; Quick Write: Write a thesis, drawing conclusions from the documents presented, discussing the passing of the Wagner Act and its actual implementation.
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