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Learning Exercise: The Triangle Fire Trial

Title:
The Triangle Fire Trial
Material:
Description:
The Triangle Fire was a shocking event that stunned the nation and forced employers to review safety conditions in factories. This site examines the events surrounding the fire.
Course: U.S. History

Info

Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
August 03, 2009

Exercise

Instructions: CLICK "go to material." SCROLL to the bottom of the page. CLICK "Famous Trials." READ "The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Trial." Answer the following questions: 1. What were the New York City building and safety laws for factories?, 2. What caused the fire?, 3. Describe what happened at the factory during the fire., 4. What did the Fire Report say?, 5. What was the Fire Commission's conclusions about the fire?, 6. Who were the victims (summarize the information)?. Summarize the trial testimony, 8. Summarize the Defense and Prosecution positions, 9. What was the trial verdict?, 10. Who was to blame?, 11. Was the trial fair?, 12. Were safety conditions improved after the fire?

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School

Topics

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire; Labor History; New York City.

Requirements

None.

Learning Objectives

To examine a major event that forced intervention to improve safety in American factories.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised

Assessment

Paper.

Technical Notes

None.