The Triangle Factory Fire
Write a 6-8-page paper answering the following questions:
1. What are sweatshops?
2. Who was employed at the factory and who were the owners?
3. What caused the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?
4. What were the results of the fire?
5. What are the demographics of the victims?
6. Who was responsible for the fire?
7. How did this tragedy affect the people of New York City? of the United States?
8. Could this tragedy been averted?
9. How did this fire affect future laws affecting the workplace? Be specific.
10. Could something like this happen today?
United States Women's History
United States Urban History
To inform students about a major milestone in women's history.
To educate students about working conditions among the urban poor.