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Child Labour by Mind Map: Child Labour

1. Many children began to work at 3:30 in the morning till 5:30 at night

2. worked long hours with no breaks

3. Factories were often damp, dark, and dirty.

3.1. Kids worked in fields picking crops for 12-18 hours. It was very backbreaking work.

4. It took a long time for the U.S to see that child labor was wrong. By 1889, 28 states had owtlawed child labor.

5. Salesmen: they did this job for their families and were more successful than others.

6. Miners had rapid skeleteal growth, smaller sizes, greater risk of hearing lose and lower heat tolerance.

6.1. New node

7. Cotton Mills

7.1. were decapated

7.2. got sickness

7.2.1. such as phossy jaw

8. had to climb on the spinning machine to mend broken thread and to ut back the empty bobins

9. In glass factories, they did not need adult s to power the machine.

10. Children worked in small coal mines. Adults couldn't fit into the small places so they hired kids.

11. Hawkers, news boys, and canneries.

12. Types of jobs

12.1. They could also get a farming job. Children would pick crops and do that same job all day long.

12.1.1. Children had no legal protection.

12.2. Cotton mills: children needed no skill, and owners would hire kids for less.

12.3. Meat-packing houses

12.4. Shoe shiners

13. Health problems

14. Working conditions

14.1. Children worked in harvesting crops in extreme temperature for long hours was considered normal for these children.

14.2. Children also worked as paper boys or newsies. If they worked in the rain, they often got pnemonia.

15. no more than 8 hours of work

16. Underweight

17. if a child is late

17.1. fired

17.2. pay decline

18. Silk mills: they would buy kids from orphanages. An owner of a silk mill took children from workhouses in London to work there.

19. Sardine packaging had long sharp knives and slippery floors which didn't end up very well.

20. A hospital said that they get over 1,000 injuries a year from children who worked.

21. By the end of the day the children became very exhausted and careless about the machinery.

21.1. The loud machinery lead to hearing loss.

22. Most children started working at the age of 5.

23. Children often worked for 12-18 hours a day and got paid very little.

24. Many children were underweight, stunted growth, curvature of the spine in developed diseases related to work environment.

25. They could also work in different factories like: glass factories and textile factories/mills.

26. Then in 1938 Congress passed the Fair Labor Standard Act. It fixed minimum ages of 16 for working during school hours, 14 for some jobs after school, and 18 for dangerous work, this was called the Keating-Owens Act"

27. The factories were very dangerous places which lead to injuries scuh as legs and fingers getting chopped off.

27.1. Farm miners routinely used knives and any sharp tools and they can cut themselves with, which they don't have any clean water, they would get infected.

27.1.1. Children who suffered accidents in factories were often abandoned from the moment that the accident occurs and received no medical attention.

27.2. Not only this but there was toxins and poisoned fumes that even lead to deaths.

27.2.1. One of the poisoned gas that was most popular was methane.

27.2.2. The young workers were feeling sick in the first week of working because of the fumes and dust

27.3. Children factory workers produced drugs like cigars and smoked them.

27.4. The factories were low roofed; ill-ventilated; and ill-drained.

28. By the early 1900's, Americans began to call child labor slavery and were demanding an end.

28.1. In 1918 and 1922, laws were presented to abolish child labor. However, they were claimed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

29. Some people who worked in coal mines and cotton mills were prone to diseases such as tuberculosis and bronchitis.

30. One person's arm was ripped off and no conpensation was paid.

31. Period 1

31.1. Child labor laws/attitudes

31.1.1. During the great deppression all Americans wanted all available jobs to go to adults.

31.1.2. In 1924, Congress proposed a constitutional amendment prohibiting child labor, but the states did not ratify it.

31.1.3. In 1905 a group of progressive reformers founded the National Child Labor Committee.

31.1.4. In 1813, Connecticut passes a law saying that working shildren must have schooling, afterwards, 28 states followed in their footsteps.

32. Period 4

32.1. Working conditions

32.1.1. Children who worked in seafood stores, and restraunts usually cut fish and are handling very sharp objects so they usually got cuts and those cuts lead to very very deadly infections that they didn't have medicine for.

32.1.2. Dangers of Machinery

32.1.2.1. Machinery accidents caused hospitals to be filled patients that were young and had been hurt by machines

32.1.3. Hard Labor

32.1.3.1. Some kids worked 12-18 hours a day and got paid very little

32.1.3.2. There were about 2 millions child workers in 1910

32.1.3.3. Boys got kicked when they didn't do their job

32.1.3.4. Some kids didn't evem know their ABC's because they started at such an early age

32.1.3.5. Men would trick kids into working for them

32.1.4. Disease Infected Factories

32.1.4.1. Many kids would be dirty before they worked. Many of the times, children wouldn't wash their hands.

32.1.4.2. There was so much pollution in the factories that it caused mill fever.

32.1.4.3. Because there was so much dust and floating cotton fibers, it caused tuberculosis.

32.1.4.4. Many mines go so dusty, that the thick dust got deep into the worker's lungs

32.2. Health problems

32.2.1. In coal mines there was very little ventalation because there were so far down.

32.2.1.1. Kids in these environments developed tiberculosis, or lung cancer.

32.2.2. Since kids were smaller then the adults the kids could fit in smaller and much more dangerous places

32.2.3. the triangle company used to lock the doors where the workers did their work. it was estimated that about 200 people died from this company alone

32.2.4. Some kids who worked with sharp knives usually got bumped and they cut off their fingers.

32.3. Laws against child labor were declined

32.3.1. People formed group against child labor

32.4. Child labor laws/attitudes

32.4.1. Small amounts of space

32.4.2. Dangerous condition

32.4.2.1. Open machines

32.4.2.2. Nails on floor

32.4.2.3. diseases

32.4.2.4. No lighting or ventelation

32.4.3. No minimum wage

32.4.3.1. Paid less than adults

32.4.4. No health care

32.4.5. Lack education

32.4.5.1. Don't know ABC

32.4.6. Punishment

32.4.6.1. If a child left the factory then they could be sent to prision

32.4.6.2. if not fast enough, tired, or talking a child was wipped

32.4.7. Laws

32.4.7.1. Minimum age of 14 manufactoring

32.4.7.2. Minimum age of 16- mining

32.4.7.3. Declared unconstitutional

32.4.8. Poverty for many kids and families because factories pay very little.

32.4.9. Early 1900's

32.4.9.1. 1912

32.4.9.1.1. Childrens Bureau

32.5. Groups formed against child labor

32.5.1. Deprived people of childhood

32.5.2. poverty

32.5.3. No education

32.6. Types of jobs

32.6.1. They worked in mills

32.6.1.1. earned only 48 cents a day

32.6.1.2. 10 out of 50 workers were children

32.6.2. They were newsies

32.6.2.1. had to work very late at night

32.6.2.2. had to jump on moving vehicles to get around

32.6.2.3. fist fights was common for opposing newsies

32.6.3. They were miners

32.6.3.1. a supervisor beats the kids to make them listen

32.6.3.2. dust would get into their lungs

32.6.4. They worked in factories

32.6.4.1. youngsters smoked in the factories

32.6.4.2. bad pay and horrible conditions

32.6.5. Sea food workers

32.6.5.1. worked from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m.

32.6.5.2. worked with large, sharpe knifes

32.6.5.3. easy to have an accident due to slippery floors and carelessness of children

32.6.6. Salesmen

32.6.6.1. worked late at night

32.6.6.2. younger kids worked 6 hours a day

32.6.6.3. stuck with the job for years

32.6.7. Fields and farm work

32.6.7.1. picked dangerous materials such as tobacco

32.6.7.2. worked 12 hours with only 1 break

32.6.7.3. owners took a huge percentage of what was picked

32.6.7.4. back breaking labor

32.6.8. Other jobs

32.6.8.1. would have to work past midnight setting pins at a bowling alley

32.6.8.2. polish boots for people in the streets

32.6.8.3. worked dangerous jobs such as lumber work

33. Period 6

33.1. Child labor laws/attitudes

33.1.1. Charles Dickins helped publicize the novel about the evils of child labor with his book Oliver Twist.

33.1.1.1. Britain passed laws that shortened the working hours, improved the conditions of the factories, and made the age of working procedures higher. (1802-1878)

33.1.1.1.1. The United States passed laws that made children have education before working. This law was passed in 1813.

33.1.2. Boys started at the age of seven, and worked 12 to 18 hours a week.

33.1.3. In 1938, congress made it so the minimum age of working hours was 16.

33.1.3.1. The U.S government has a ton of laws regulating child labor but there is no legal protection for children working the fields.

33.2. Dust in coal mines would get into miners' lungs and cause health problems

33.2.1. Coal mines had bad ventilation which meant dust which lead to TB and lung cancer

33.3. Health problems

33.3.1. Youngsters smoked at work

33.3.2. Cuts at work often lead to disease and infections which could not be cured

33.3.3. Dust and dirt lead to impaired vision

33.3.4. Noise of machines lead to hearing problems

33.3.5. Employers would not cover the medicalvexpenses of their employees even if their injury was work related

33.3.6. Many children had back problems and were underweight due to extreme labor

33.3.6.1. Many children were whipped as a punishment

33.3.7. Children who were injured at work were often left with no medical attention

33.3.8. Children were sleep deprived because they worked 12-18 hours a day

33.4. Types of jobs

33.4.1. Agricultural and Sea Work

33.4.1.1. Picked crops

33.4.1.1.1. They picking fruits and vegetables. They picked corn

33.4.1.2. Planted Crops

33.4.1.3. Shrimp

33.4.2. Shining shoes

33.4.2.1. Kids from 12 to 14 years of age would participate in this job

33.4.3. Lumber Yard

33.4.3.1. Kids would carry lumber form the main area and bring/load it.

33.4.4. Coal Mining

33.4.4.1. Were able to fit in tight spots that adults can't fit

33.4.5. Factories

33.4.5.1. Would fix machinery that older people wouldn't fit.

33.4.5.2. They worked late at night and they started early in the morning.

33.4.6. Assembly Line Work

33.4.6.1. They are around 11 years old. Had to climb up spinning frames to fix machinery.

33.4.7. Newsies

33.4.7.1. Young people would sell newspapers to people

33.5. Working conditions

33.5.1. No protection

33.5.1.1. no shoes

33.5.1.2. no gloves

33.5.1.3. became sick

33.5.1.4. lost limbs

33.5.1.4.1. no medical assistance

33.5.1.5. Not many children could afford protective clothing.

33.5.2. Payed less

33.5.2.1. 10%-20% of an average adults wage

33.5.3. Minors

33.5.3.1. couldn't see because it was so dirty.

33.5.3.2. Usually started working at age 5 and life expectancy was 25

33.5.3.2.1. Fell into cart paths

33.5.3.2.2. Gas explosions

33.5.3.2.3. Tuburculosis and bronchitis

33.5.4. Usually worked 12-13 hours

33.5.4.1. 6 Days a week

33.5.5. Were beaten if late to work

33.5.6. Fit into unsafe dirty places

33.5.6.1. New node

33.5.7. Pysical and Mental Fitigue

34. Period 3

34.1. Health problems

34.1.1. The workers would get cut from the unsafe environment and the open wounds would cause baceria and disease in the body.

34.1.1.1. Also children didn't recieve enough sleep because they were forced to work extremely late.

34.1.1.1.1. Also in the Mines the dust penetrated the lungs creating bronchitis.

34.1.2. Also if a child was injured from a machine he was just left there with no medical attention

34.1.2.1. Children who worked at cigar factories often smoked causing bronchitis and cancer in the lungs. Possibly death.

34.1.3. Also the constant noise of the machines caused hearing problems.

34.1.4. In the mines there was lots of dust and sometimes the workers had trouble seeing.

34.2. Types of jobs

34.2.1. Spinners in cotton mills worked at night and make forty eight cents a day. Mills are filled with youngsters.

34.2.2. Children worked in mines that had unprotected cages and the dust that often made it hard to see and penetrated their lungs.

34.2.3. They had jobs that involve them crawling into small unsanitary spaces such as mines and mills.

34.2.4. They would climb up to the soinning wheels to fix loose bobbins.

34.3. Child labor laws/attitudes

34.3.1. The factory Act of 1891 raised the minimum age to 10- 11 to be able to work.

34.3.2. Businesses liked to hire children because they worked unskilled jobs for lower wages.

34.3.3. The Factory Act of 1874 took of 30 minutes from working in Textile factories.

34.3.4. Britain was the first country to pass laws on child labor.

34.3.4.1. Improved conditions, raised the age, and other European countries followed Btritan's example.

34.3.4.2. Migrant child laborers have no protection from labor laws.

34.3.5. In 1904, Progressive Reformers founded the National Child Labor Comittee to abolish child labor.

34.3.5.1. Luis Hein took pictures of children laboring working in factories, packaging plants, mines, and canaries and other jobs that children did.

34.3.6. The Factory Act of 1867 was meant ot restrict the hours children could work.

34.3.7. The Factory Act of 1850 made it so that children had to work from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm and they had to work from 58- 60 hours per week.

34.3.8. In 1916, Congress passed the Keating Owens Act, which established a minimum age of 14 for workers in manufactoring, 16 for mining, and documentary of age. Also, a maximim work day of 8 hours and workders under 16 can't work at night. However, it was later ruled unconstitutional.

34.3.9. The Factory Act of 1844 limited hours to 63 hours per week.

34.3.9.1. Kids can only work 6 and a half hours a day.

34.4. Working conditions

34.4.1. From the slideshow, you could see the working conditions they were put in. Some had to work in fields, others in crammed factories, and in some places where they worked they didn't have backs to there chairs.

34.4.2. Some conditions were where they had to work one really big job such as working four sides of a cotton wheel.

34.4.3. Some were beaten if they were bad. Others lost fingers from the machines around them, or the ones they were working on.

34.4.3.1. Children were often hit with a strap to make then work faster.

34.4.3.1.1. Children who were considerd potential run aways were placed in irons.

34.4.4. Worked from early in the morning to late at night, so some had to work in the dark.Might work from 12-18 hours a day.

34.4.5. Worked for long hours in dangerous conditions for little pay.If they were too small they would have to climb onto the spinning crane to mened broken threads.

35. Period 7

35.1. Working conditions

35.1.1. Illness

35.1.1.1. The children get verbal as well as physicall abuse

35.1.1.2. Young children would have to stay up late and handle unsafe tools or machinary

35.1.1.3. Many children were underweight. They suffered from stunted growth, and curvature of the spine. They delveloped diseases related from their work envirorments.

35.1.1.3.1. Tuberculosis, and Bronchitis

35.1.1.4. Many suffered from illnesses like blood poisining or TB because of workinging in harsh whether and unsanitary factories

35.1.1.4.1. Because of the open machinery, many children were easily injured. Their injuries could get infected because the factories were unsanitary.

35.1.2. Machinery

35.1.3. Work spaces

35.1.3.1. Many of the children were exposed to smoke and dust

35.1.3.2. THey had to work outside in the cold and rain

35.2. Health problems

35.2.1. Many children were injured, and these injuries turned into infections due to the poor and unsanitary conditions.

35.2.1.1. One hospital reproted that it treated thousands of people every year for wounds caused by machines in factories.

35.2.2. Physical and mental featigue caused by hard work and long hours.

35.2.2.1. Caused high accident rate

35.2.3. Children that were injured were immediately punished or whipped.

35.2.3.1. Lead to infections

35.2.3.1.1. Children recieved no medical attention while getting hurt.

35.2.4. In 1842, a German visitor saw many chilren in the streets that were armless and legless.

35.2.4.1. "Living in the midst of the army just returned from a campaign".

35.2.5. Masters would beat children if they stopped their machines after an accident.

35.2.5.1. The children would be beaten until blood gushed out of their bodies.

35.2.6. A girl named Mary Richards, who was not even ten years of age, was killed while working at a factory. While working, her apron was caught in a machine, and every bone in her body was broken resulting in a very painful death.

35.2.7. Children started to smoke, damaging their respitory system.

35.3. Types of jobs

35.3.1. Bowling Alley Boys

35.3.1.1. They would replace the fallen pins.

35.3.2. The Mill

35.3.2.1. Children began working before age 7, tending machines and spinning mills or hauling heavy loads.

35.3.2.1.1. Some kids were so small that they had to climb up on a spinning frame to mend broken thread and to put back bobbins.

35.3.3. Newsies

35.3.3.1. They woudl sell newspapers to the business men.

35.3.4. Sea Food Workers

35.3.4.1. New node

35.3.4.1.1. Oyster shuckers would work in canning factories that were very dangerous.

35.3.5. Miners

35.3.5.1. Working in mines was dangerous

35.3.5.1.1. Trapped in mines

35.3.5.1.2. There were also diseases that the kids could get such as the black lung diseases.

35.3.5.1.3. Injuries were at risk.

35.4. Child labor laws/attitudes

35.4.1. National Child Labor Committee

35.4.1.1. This group was established in 1904. Their goal was to abolish child labor.

35.4.2. Lewis Hine

35.4.2.1. A New York schoolteacher and photographer. He felt so strongly about the abuse of children as workers that he quit his teaching job, and became an investigative photographer for the National Child Labor Committee

35.4.2.1.1. He photographed children in coal mines, in meatpacking houses, in textile mills, and in cannaries. He even interviewed some of the children doing these tough jobs.

35.4.3. Church groups, labor groups, and teachers were outraged.

35.4.4. Britain was the first country to pass any kind of child labor laws.

35.4.5. In 1802-1878, a series of laws shortened working hours, improved conditions, and raised the age of which children could work in America. A few years later, many European countries adopted these laws as well.

35.4.6. In 1916, Congress passed the Keating-Owens Act that established the following child labor standards: a minimum age of 14 for workers in manufacturing and 16 for workers in mining; a maximum workday of 8 hours; prohbition of night work for workers under age 16; and a documenr=tary proof of age.

35.4.7. New node