Child Labor Laws During The Industrial Revolution

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Regarding politics, the Industrial Revolution greatly impacted the world by establishing child labor laws and supporting imperialism. At the start of the Industrial Revolution, children as young as six years old were working in factories. Conditions were exceedingly harsh; they worked very long hours around extremely dangerous machinery at a premature age (Doc 4b, Byerly). Do to the lack of child labor laws, children were put at high risks of growth defects and their fingers being dismembered by machines. Because of these conditions, the first child labor law was enacted in 1819. The Factory Act of 1833 made it illegal to hire children under the age of 9, and children at ages 10 through 12 could work for the maximum of eight hours. For this
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