Factories During the 19th Century

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In the 1800s

During the 1800's factory workers went on strike for better wages, better hours and safer working conditions. Most workers would work 19 hours a day and only make $100 a year. Having to deal with no ventilation, accidents and cruel discipline and if they messed up it would come out of there pay. Children also had to work in these factories getting no time to play or time to get an education. Children would work 12 or 18 hours a day 6 days a week to only make a dollar.

Today in the 2000s

Today you would not find hard working conditions with children forced to do hard labor. It is actually illegal to force children into hard labor factories are mechanical and not man made items made from hand. The pay and hours are way better and not a lot of factory accidents and injuries don't occur as much as they would if it was in the 1800s.