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Children had no legal protection.
One of the poisoned gas that was most popular was methane.
The young workers were feeling sick in the first week of working because of the fumes and dust
During the great deppression all Americans wanted all available jobs to go to adults.
In 1924, Congress proposed a constitutional amendment prohibiting child labor, but the states did not ratify it.
In 1905 a group of progressive reformers founded the National Child Labor Committee.
In 1813, Connecticut passes a law saying that working shildren must have schooling, afterwards, 28 states followed in their footsteps.
Dangers of Machinery, Machinery accidents caused hospitals to be filled patients that were young and had been hurt by machines
Hard Labor, Some kids worked 12-18 hours a day and got paid very little, Many children began to work at 3:30 in the morning till 5:30 at night, There were about 2 millions child workers in 1910, Boys got kicked when they didn't do their job, Some kids didn't evem know their ABC's because they started at such an early age, Men would trick kids into working for them
Disease Infected Factories, Many kids would be dirty before they worked. Many of the times, children wouldn't wash their hands., There was so much pollution in the factories that it caused mill fever., Because there was so much dust and floating cotton fibers, it caused tuberculosis., Many mines go so dusty, that the thick dust got deep into the worker's lungs
In coal mines there was very little ventalation because there were so far down., Kids in these environments developed tiberculosis, or lung cancer.
Since kids were smaller then the adults the kids could fit in smaller and much more dangerous places
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
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.
Some kids who worked with sharp knives usually got bumped and they cut off their fingers.
Small amounts of space
Dangerous condition, Open machines, Nails on floor, diseases, No lighting or ventelation
No minimum wage, Paid less than adults
No health care
Lack education, Don't know ABC
Laws against child labor were declined, People formed group against child labor
Punishment, If a child left the factory then they could be sent to prision, if not fast enough, tired, or talking a child was wipped
Laws, Minimum age of 14 manufactoring, Minimum age of 16- mining, Declared unconstitutional
Poverty for many kids and families because factories pay very little.
Early 1900's, 1912, Childrens Bureau, 1913- became part of thr department of labor, Provides info on child labor
Deprived people of childhood
They worked in mills, earned only 48 cents a day, 10 out of 50 workers were children
They were newsies, had to work very late at night, had to jump on moving vehicles to get around, fist fights was common for opposing newsies
They were miners, a supervisor beats the kids to make them listen, worked long hours with no breaks, dust would get into their lungs
They worked in factories, youngsters smoked in the factories, bad pay and horrible conditions
Sea food workers, worked from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m., worked with large, sharpe knifes, easy to have an accident due to slippery floors and carelessness of children
Salesmen, worked late at night, younger kids worked 6 hours a day, stuck with the job for years
Fields and farm work, picked dangerous materials such as tobacco, worked 12 hours with only 1 break, owners took a huge percentage of what was picked, back breaking labor
Other jobs, would have to work past midnight setting pins at a bowling alley, polish boots for people in the streets, worked dangerous jobs such as lumber work
Charles Dickins helped publicize the novel about the evils of child labor with his book Oliver Twist., Britain passed laws that shortened the working hours, improved the conditions of the factories, and made the age of working procedures higher. (1802-1878), The United States passed laws that made children have education before working. This law was passed in 1813., United States citizens were mad because the kids were taking jobs that older peope needed., In one of Samuel Cortauld's manufacturers, girls under 11 received one dollar in a five day week and in 1838, 92% of work force were young females.
Boys started at the age of seven, and worked 12 to 18 hours a week.
In 1938, congress made it so the minimum age of working hours was 16., The U.S government has a ton of laws regulating child labor but there is no legal protection for children working the fields.
Youngsters smoked at work
Cuts at work often lead to disease and infections which could not be cured
Dust and dirt lead to impaired vision, Dust in coal mines would get into miners' lungs and cause health problems, Coal mines had bad ventilation which meant dust which lead to TB and lung cancer
Noise of machines lead to hearing problems
Employers would not cover the medicalvexpenses of their employees even if their injury was work related
Many children had back problems and were underweight due to extreme labor, Many children were whipped as a punishment
Children who were injured at work were often left with no medical attention
Children were sleep deprived because they worked 12-18 hours a day
Agricultural and Sea Work, Picked crops, They picking fruits and vegetables. They picked corn, Planted Crops, Shrimp
Shining shoes, Kids from 12 to 14 years of age would participate in this job
Lumber Yard, Kids would carry lumber form the main area and bring/load it.
Coal Mining, Were able to fit in tight spots that adults can't fit
Factories, Would fix machinery that older people wouldn't fit., They worked late at night and they started early in the morning.
Assembly Line Work, They are around 11 years old. Had to climb up spinning frames to fix machinery.
Newsies, Young people would sell newspapers to people
No protection, no shoes, no gloves, became sick, lost limbs, no medical assistance, Not many children could afford protective clothing.
Payed less, 10%-20% of an average adults wage
Minors, couldn't see because it was so dirty., Usually started working at age 5 and life expectancy was 25, Fell into cart paths, Gas explosions, Tuburculosis and bronchitis
Usually worked 12-13 hours, 6 Days a week
Were beaten if late to work
Fit into unsafe dirty places, New node
Cotton Mills, were decapated, got sickness, such as phossy jaw
Pysical and Mental Fitigue
The workers would get cut from the unsafe environment and the open wounds would cause baceria and disease in the body., Also children didn't recieve enough sleep because they were forced to work extremely late., Also in the Mines the dust penetrated the lungs creating bronchitis.
Also if a child was injured from a machine he was just left there with no medical attention, Children who worked at cigar factories often smoked causing bronchitis and cancer in the lungs. Possibly death.
Also the constant noise of the machines caused hearing problems.
In the mines there was lots of dust and sometimes the workers had trouble seeing.
Spinners in cotton mills worked at night and make forty eight cents a day. Mills are filled with youngsters.
Children worked in mines that had unprotected cages and the dust that often made it hard to see and penetrated their lungs.
They had jobs that involve them crawling into small unsanitary spaces such as mines and mills.
They would climb up to the soinning wheels to fix loose bobbins.
The factory Act of 1891 raised the minimum age to 10- 11 to be able to work.
Businesses liked to hire children because they worked unskilled jobs for lower wages.
The Factory Act of 1874 took of 30 minutes from working in Textile factories.
Britain was the first country to pass laws on child labor., Improved conditions, raised the age, and other European countries followed Btritan's example.
In 1904, Progressive Reformers founded the National Child Labor Comittee to abolish child labor., Luis Hein took pictures of children laboring working in factories, packaging plants, mines, and canaries and other jobs that children did.
The Factory Act of 1867 was meant ot restrict the hours children could work.
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.
Migrant child laborers have no protection from labor laws.
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.
The Factory Act of 1844 limited hours to 63 hours per week., Kids can only work 6 and a half hours a day.
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., Factories were often damp, dark, and dirty., Kids worked in fields picking crops for 12-18 hours. It was very backbreaking work.
Some conditions were where they had to work one really big job such as working four sides of a cotton wheel.
Some were beaten if they were bad. Others lost fingers from the machines around them, or the ones they were working on., Children were often hit with a strap to make then work faster., Children who were considerd potential run aways were placed in irons.
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.
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.
Illness, The children get verbal as well as physicall abuse, Young children would have to stay up late and handle unsafe tools or machinary, Many children were underweight. They suffered from stunted growth, and curvature of the spine. They delveloped diseases related from their work envirorments., Tuberculosis, and Bronchitis, Many suffered from illnesses like blood poisining or TB because of workinging in harsh whether and unsanitary factories, Because of the open machinery, many children were easily injured. Their injuries could get infected because the factories were unsanitary.
Work spaces, Many of the children were exposed to smoke and dust, THey had to work outside in the cold and rain
Many children were injured, and these injuries turned into infections due to the poor and unsanitary conditions., One hospital reproted that it treated thousands of people every year for wounds caused by machines in factories.
Physical and mental featigue caused by hard work and long hours., Caused high accident rate
Children that were injured were immediately punished or whipped., Lead to infections, Children recieved no medical attention while getting hurt., Children's hands and arms were caught in the machines, and many times the muscles and skin were stripped down to the bone.
In 1842, a German visitor saw many chilren in the streets that were armless and legless., "Living in the midst of the army just returned from a campaign".
Masters would beat children if they stopped their machines after an accident., The children would be beaten until blood gushed out of their bodies.
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.
Children started to smoke, damaging their respitory system.
Bowling Alley Boys, They would replace the fallen pins.
The Mill, Children began working before age 7, tending machines and spinning mills or hauling heavy loads., Some kids were so small that they had to climb up on a spinning frame to mend broken thread and to put back bobbins.
Newsies, They woudl sell newspapers to the business men.
Sea Food Workers, New node, Oyster shuckers would work in canning factories that were very dangerous.
Miners, Working in mines was dangerous, Trapped in mines, There were also diseases that the kids could get such as the black lung diseases., Injuries were at risk.
National Child Labor Committee, This group was established in 1904. Their goal was to abolish child labor.
Lewis Hine, 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, 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., He exposed the hard jobs, conditions, and bad lives of children who worked.
Church groups, labor groups, and teachers were outraged.
Britain was the first country to pass any kind of child labor laws.
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.
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.