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a nation have conflicts in the society that we live in, the past has taught us to handle problems calmly, rationally, and together. Many Americans take their job benefits for granted, not realizing the struggles our ancestors underwent for their security and happiness. The Constitution states that every American is entitled to the right of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. If the workers were controlled and overpowered by their employers, and treated inhumanely, then they were like slaves serving their masters. In conclusion, unions developed in America due to the slavery-like conditions facing the American worker. Works CitedAACTchrNET. Industrial Revolution Student: Unions are Born. {Online} Available,

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