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Analyze Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Worker’s Movement

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American that was a prominent union leader and labor organizer for farmers. He formed the National Farm Workers Association and led a strike against grape growers in California, with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee. This committee later merged with the National Farm Workers Association. Cesar Chavez and his United Farm Workers Association were able to enact change through non-violent protest and he worked towards eventually getting better working conditions and pay for farmers around the country. His association thus met their goal after all of his and others hard work to improve working conditions for farmers.

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Reflection

Cesar Chavez and the National Farm Worker Association gave poor farmers a voice in the form of a union. This allowed the people that were being overlooked, our countries agricultural background to get equal representation and to get safe and fair working conditions as well as a fair pay. This movement was important as most farmers wouldn’t have known how to represent themselves and as a result they would never have gotten protection under the government without a union and Cesar Chavez’s help.

Resources:

http://www.history.com/topics/cesar-chavez

https://www.britannica.com/topic/National-Farm-Workers-Association

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