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Which of the following statements regarding the 'Great Railroad Strike' is/are right?

A - It was a major strike that took place in the USA in 1875. 
B - It began in West Virginia and spread to three other states.
  1. A only
  2. B only
  3. Neither A nor B
  4. Both A & B


Solution

The correct option is B B only
The Great Railroad Strike was a major strike that took place in the USA in 1877. The strike was organised to protest the wage cuts in the railroad industry that was done under the pretext of prolonged economic depression. It began in West Virginia and spread to three other states. It took place over a period of 45 days before being crushed by a combination of vigilantes, National Guardsmen, and the Federal Army.

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