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Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution

A presentation about Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution and the law that stopped Child Labor

Amanda Patch

on 29 April 2010

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Child Labor during the Industrial Revolution Imagine If... You were a child who worked during the Industrial Revolution
You are 6 to 12 years old
You get up extremly early to go do work
If you aren't working fast enough or well enough you are whipped or beaten
You work 14 hours a day 6 days a week
How children felt about thier working No one liked it
Most if not all the money went to helping thier families
Thier parents would have enforce wehn they head to go to work
They wouldn't have any time to be children because they would get home extremly late and be so tired they would just want to go to bed
What Parents thought Most didn't like having to send thier children off to work

A father's perspective on what they had to do in the morning:
" have been obliged to beat 'em with a strap in their shirts, and to pinch 'em, in order to get them well awake. It made me cry to be obliged to do it.
Did you make them cry? (a question from a government inspector)
Yes, sometimes. They will be home soon, very tired; and you will see them." How the Country Reacted It was throught that this would be better handled by the local police
courts didn't believe Child Labor it's self was a social evil
When most realized exactly what Child Labor was they were against it. Places where children worked In the textile industry/mills where they worked on the mechines changing threads
Other factories where they worked on the mechines or placing lids on bottles or boxes that needed to be shipped
As Card Makers
In Flax mills where they spun thread
What would be punishments They would be whipped by the strap to work faster
They would be dunked in the river if they were drousy
They would also be punished for arriving late
They would by punished for running away by being placed in prison and those who may run away were placed on the iron
They may also have weights put around thier necks if they weren't working up to expectations Factory Act of 1833 Made it so:
No one younger than 18 could work between 8:30pm to 5:30am
No one under 18 can work more that 12 hours a day and 69 hours a week
Any child restricted to 48 hours a week is requiered to go to school How this helped The Factory act made it so that children could only work so many hours a week and that those who were restricted to a certian amount of hours had to go to school and get an education. In Closing Once people learned what Child Labor was almost everyone was against it.
After the government decided that Child Labor should be illegal it was decided to make laws that made it so that we don't have CHild Labor today. http://online-history.org/images/smallmill.gif http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/1795240207_87e508d56a.jpg?v=0 Thesis Statment Child Labor was a cheep, but inhumain source of labor,but when people found out more about it they were against it. http://lh6.ggpht.com/fhuebler/SCEBOse60FI/AAAAAAAAAPI/OtjnredK8Tc/s800/20060629_bolivia_sa_cl.png Works Cited "Child Labor in the 1910s, 1910-1919." DISCovering U.S. History. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Gale. David R LaRock Library. 26 Apr. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/
Child Labor Accounts (England), 1833." DISCovering World History. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Gale. David R LaRock Library. 26 Apr. 2010 <http://find.galegroup.com/
Extracts from The Factory Act of 1833. 13 April 2010. 22 April 2010 <http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/factmine/factact.htm>.

Amanda Patch
hour 7
April 28, 2010p
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