Like the U.S.-China Relations HAT, this assessment measures students' ability to contextualize and periodize two historical documents by placing them on a timeline. The first document is an 1894 article from the New York Times, and the second is an article from the Wichita Daily Eagle in 1902. This HAT draws on students’ historical knowledge, but in a way that requires more than the simple recall of information. To place these documents in context, students must understand how the federal government’s response to labor strikes changed significantly from the Pullman Strike of 1894 to the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902.
Photo of Strike Arbitration Commission Appointed by President Roosevelt - Library of Congress