The History of Labor Day

by | Sep 2, 2016 | Holidays | 0 comments

I had to look it up because sometimes you just celebrate the holidays and do not give much thought to how they come about and I was curious.  According to History.com, Labor Day came about as a tribute to the American workers and as a result for better pay, working conditions, and unfair treatment.  It was made a Federal holiday in 1894 after the railroad workers striked and Grover Cleaveland brought in the militia to break up movement and two people were killed. After this, he became very unpopular and as a way to gain back opinion, he made the holiday a national one.  He did not get re-elected though. Check out the video it’s pretty interested if you like history.  I do.

 

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