The First Labor Day

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  • Sep 2 2010 7:47 AM

    Bob Benoit

     

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.
    Short but interesting history of Labor day and 8 hour work day.

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This page, from American Memory at the Library of Congress, focuses on significant events in American history and culture associated with September 5. On this day in 1882, some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City to participate in America's first Labor Day parade. This page describes the history of this American national holiday.

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    Grade: 3 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, United States History, American Democracy

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