The Industrial Revolution was a time when the world industrialized. Many great inventions were made, but the conditions in the factories were horrible. The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain. Many inventions were made to make simple things easier such as a cotton gin.
One invention of the Industrial Revolution was the fly shuttle. It was invented by John Kay in 1753. The working conditions were horrible. Children started to work when they were only 6.
Child labor is when children that are younger than 16 work. If you were a child that worked in a factory, your job was to make sure every machine was running correctly. They were often injured because the machine would not stop when they were fixing it.