This is an excellent short article about how the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of American workers toward the end of the 19th Century.
The 1 page article features information about Andrew Carnegie, the rise of factories, the Knights of Labor and other unions, and violence against strikes.
Following the reading, a set of Common Core-aligned questions help students analyze the text and determine its central ideas.
An answer key is included for your convenience.
This lesson can also be downloaded as part of the excellent Industrial Revolution Unit Resource Bundle
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