THE WORKINGMEN'S PARTY was one of the first organizations that represented the economic and political interests of the working class in the 19th century. There were essentially two phases in the development of the Workingmen's Party. Created in the early 19th century, the Workingmen's Party developed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a result of an increasing industrialization that enveloped the United States and its working people.

The Workingmen's Party organized to represent the interests of the working class, on both a political and social level. It aided workers to go to school to gain employment skills. As a result, it became increasingly a political party. Coupled with a migration into the major cities by farmers, the urban working class became increasingly dependent on this organization. In Philadelphia, ...

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