Mixed in America
by Ashley Gracia
When the industrial revolution first came to Britain and the U.S., there was a high demand for labor. Families quickly moved from the rural areas to the new
industrialized cities to find work. Once they got there, things weren’t as great as
they expected. To survive in even the lowest level of poverty, every single member of the family had to go to work. This eventually led to a high rise in child labor in factories. The children were not treated well, they were overworked, and underpaid for a long time before anyone tried to change things for them.