Students have examined the pivotal role of the labor movement, specifically the rise of unions such as the American Federation of Labor. Additionally, we discussed how the Homestead Strike was a precursor to the divide that seemingly exists between the wealthy and middle class today. We took an objective view of how much wealth should a country/person be allowed to attain. Is the sky the limit or should a democratic society be allowed to minimize the power and success achieve through one’s ambitions. Over the next few days, we will pivot from Industrialization to Immigration and explore how the land of Europe provided almost an endless supply of workers for the “American machine of industry.” Students are encouraged to explore their cultural roots through family discussions.