Child Labor

it was an extremly horrible thing to do to children

Why was it bad?

  • Children of the industrialism were forced to work close to 15 hours a day.
  • Children were put in mines to open and close air vents.
  • Their work places were crowded by other children that were trying to feed their family.
  • There were alot of fatalities and injuries.
  • sometimes whole familys even worked in the mines to get money for food.


How was it at all good?

It wasn't, it was the worst thing you could do to children 7 and up. They had to work in factories and had an estimated life expectancy of 17 years old. They actually made a Child labor reform law in the 1800s called "Factory acts" that made it so children worked only 12 hours a day and children under the age of 8 or 9 were pulled out of cotton mill.

Here are 3 children and their stories.


Some other things about child labor

Child labor started by people making machines. The machines diddnt need adult strength so people employed children. The factorys were often dark, damp, and dirty and kids often worked for 18 hours a day 6 days a week to earn a dollar. They eventually outlawed it because child labor is the worst thing ever,