The Working Men's Party is founded in both Philadelphia and New
York, the first labour union established in the USA. It calls for
universal male suffrage, equal educational opportunities, and
limits on the length of the working day, and grows rapidly in
numbers. However, it disintegrates within five years of its
establishment, due in part to factional disputes and in part to the
founding of the Democratic Party, which many left to join.
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Editors. "Working Men's Party founded in New York". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17916, accessed 28 May 2017.]