The Industrial Workers of the World was organized in 1905 by representatives of 43 socialist and trade union groups. The key organizers included William "Big Bill" Haywood, representing the Western Federation of Miners, ... More »

The Industrial Revolution resulted in more efficient production processes, cheaper goods, increases in job opportunities and improved quality of life. On the other hand, the Industrial Revolution encouraged environmental... More »

Fulton's contribution to the Industrial Revolution was his invention of the steamboat in 1807. The steamboat revolutionized travel on the river because the boats used a steam engine to move themselves, cargo and passenge... More »

Practicing the procedures used in a fire drill may involve the activation and recognition of smoke detectors and alarm systems, having groups of occupants exit the premises and gather at preset staging areas, as well as ... More »

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A representative government, or republic, is one that is governed by elected officials who represent different groups of people. The Romans were the first to use a representative government and most modern democracies fe... More »

The ultimate impact of the Industrial Revolution was the formation of an unprecedented regulatory state designed to protect workers and consumers. Mechanized manufacturing brought immense consequences for labor, placing ... More »

The Dunlop theory of industrial relations states that the industrial system is comprised of three distinct parts: management organizations, workers and government agencies. These three entities cannot act completely inde... More »