Child Labor During The Industrial Revolution

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An average of 112 dead and 6,389 injured. This was the daily toll of the deaths and injuries of children during the Industrial Revolution. With no choice but to leave their homes to help support their families, children took up jobs and employed themselves in the working industry. The government, the parents of working children, and the factory owners were all hesitant to find a compromise which caused conflict. The government wanted the factories to continue being a success, the factory owners wanted to keep increasing their profit, and the parents were so low on money that they had no choice but to have their children help contribute to the family. The children were sick of the turmoil they were being put through and others saw how terrible they were being treated, so they decided they had to do something. A compromise was finally reached when workers started standing up for their rights and the rights of the children. Then the issue could not be ignored any longer. Laws were passed and the children were given an education and a childhood that they deserved. Child labor laws during the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. created societal and political conflict within communities in the pursuit of a compromise to create better working conditions for children in the 19th century.
The Industrial Revolution resulted in many advancements in agriculture, technology, transportation, manufacturing, and mining. Existing industries flourished and new opportunities developed. There
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