Children are Forced to Work

By: Carson McCabe: April 3rd, 1940

Child Labor is occurring at this time because families need to make money and are sending their children to do the work and the government isnt trying to stop them from making them work

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Long Weeks

"Work weeks could stretch up to 72 hours, leaving child workers little time for anything else."

Wage Beginnings

"Children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old were wage workers

Dangerous Conditions

"Sulfur on the coal caused their fingers to swell and bleed and dust damaged their lungs and caused illness. Children between the ages of 9 and 10 were working in coal mines."

Age Variation

"Children between the ages of 9 and 10 were working in coal mines"

Risk of Severe Illness

"Dust damaged their lungs and caused illness"

Solved or Not Solved?

This problem of children being forced to work is solved by the "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938."