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Dbq William Cooper's Testimony

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The origin of document 1 is from William Cooper's testimony before the Sadler Committee in 1832 in Great Britain. Based on the format (question and answer), it is most likely from a court transcript. The main point of this testimony is to show that children were forced to work long hours and because of this, they had no time to attend school. He states in the testimony that he had to work 16 hours a day, and of those 16 hours he had only one forty minute break. William Cooper's testimony tells us that he did not enjoy working in the factories. He also states in his testimony that he can read but not write. This shows that working long hours affected his education. The purpose of William Cooper’s testimony is to tell the audience (committee)
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