Child Labor in the Industrial Revolution

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In History
  • Child workers were sent to help in textile factories and were usually beaten

    Child workers were sent to help in textile factories and were usually beaten
  • England made a rule: Workers are not allowed to complain about working conditions

  • “Children should not be allowed to labor in the factories from morning till night, without any time for healthy recreation and mental culture,” for it “endangers their . . . well-being and health” -- The New England Association of Farmers, Mechanics and O

    “Children should not be allowed to labor in the factories from morning till night, without any time for healthy recreation and mental culture,” for it “endangers their . . . well-being and health” -- The New England Association of Farmers, Mechanics and O
  • Limited the hours children may work by ages. 8 or younger may not work, 9-13 year olds may only work up to 8 hours, 14-18 may only work up to 12 hours.

    Limited the hours children may work by ages. 8 or younger may not work, 9-13 year olds may only work up to 8 hours, 14-18 may only work up to 12 hours.
  • At least two hours of school education per day

  • “The Poor Law” caused many workers to not work well

    “The Poor Law” caused many workers to not work well
  • Massachusetts required children 15 or younger must have at least 3 months of education per year

  • Life expectancy in England's industrial cities are under 50 years old in average

    Life expectancy in England's industrial cities are under 50 years old in average
  • Massachusetts minimized child working hours to 10 per day

  • Working Men’s Party recommends 14 or younger children must not work

  • American Federation of Labor bans 14 years old children or younger employment

    American Federation of Labor bans 14 years old children or younger employment
  • 250,000 workers went on strike, which was called the “May Day movement”

    250,000 workers went on strike, which was called the “May Day movement”
  • Federal laws started to apply to immigrants. Before, rules did not apply to immigrants and employers can do anything they want to

  • Many Anti Child Labor committees have made campaigns and shared goals to stop child labor

  • US states considered child labor standards

  • Arrived 1.75 million child workers in the US, or around 18% of the total child population

  • Formed National Child Labor Committee

    Formed National Child Labor Committee
  • Prohibited movement of goods from child labor companies

    Prohibited movement of goods from child labor companies
  • First attempt to gain federal regulation

  • US government will not buy any goods from companies with underaged children

  • Second attempt to gain federal regulation

  • New federal law bans farmers from using underaged children to work

  • Set federal standards for Child Labor

  • Around 200 million child workers in the world, 100 million in dangerous jobs

    Around 200 million child workers in the world, 100 million in dangerous jobs
  • 22,000 children die of child labor accidents per year

    22,000 children die of child labor accidents per year
  • What is considered as “Child Labor” is 14 years old or younger

    What is considered as “Child Labor” is 14 years old or younger
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    Children were placed to work in mines and factories

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    Manchester population increased from 20,000 to 180,000 because of factory work and farming

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    Child labor started to become popular

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    Lots of tragedy in working conditions and working conditions turned tough

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    After 50 years of steady income, in average income increased by 50% per person

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    People started to believe that education was necessary for children growth, which decreased child labor

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    Many industrial sickness were due to bad living conditions, over stressed, and not enough sleep

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    Highest amount of child labors ever in the US

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    Congress passed many laws about federal child labor