While the Gilded Age was an era of prosperity for many Americans, economic depressions brought hard times to many businesses and made sporadic employment a reality for the working class. Economic Instability The industrial plants that survived became more demanding in terms of both the speed and the regularity with which their workers produced goods. Increasingly frustrated by unfair demands, many laborers chose to strike. It was a collective action, a way of protesting as a group against the economic injustices of the workplace.
Millions of children worked in factories, stores, fields, mills, and mines in the United States during the early s. From starting out as young as 5 years old, ranging up to the age of Photos from Lewis Hines will be shown a lot on my scoop it from my group.
He was a photographer who was hired to report and photograph the various types of Child Labor tactics taking place in the United States. Primarily, children were seen as a source of cheap labor, which is why they were made to start working in the first place.
Families would sometimes work in the mills side by side. Some children worked 6 days a week for 10 to 12 hours each day. Having to work caused many children not to be able to attend school. Ina child labor bill finally became law; it prohibited any child less than 10 years to be employed in a factory, mill, or mine.
Inthe age limit was 11, and in the age limit became One of the members reported in that there were over 2 million children under the age of 16 in paid employment in the United States. According to the memberchildren between the ages of ten and fourteen years, could not read or write.
Child labor is not as bad a problem as it was years ago, but it still affects millions of kids around the world. Today numbers from the International Labor Organization show that there are approximately 73 million children between ages 10 and 14 that still work in certain areas throughout the world.
As well as million children work worldwide between the ages of 5 and Children in other countries are not able to be helped quickly enough as children are in the United States. Years before, when John Spargo found about the severity of Child Labor he stepped in and began taking action.
He was a muckraker who exposed the problem about Child Labor in America. In the book, he describes the heartbreaking conditions of the coalmines for the small children that worked in them.Washington GladdenWhen Washington Gladden accepted the call to the pulpit of the Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts in , his parishioners had little reason to expect that their call to the thirty nine year old pastor might mark the beginning of a new epoch in American.
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Progressive Era reformer Grace Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on November 17, Born into a family of activists, she was exposed to and involved with political and social issues at an early age.
The Progressive Movement was an effort to cure many of the ills of American society that had developed during the great spurt of industrial growth in the last quarter of the 19th century. The frontier had been tamed, great cities and businesses developed, and an overseas empire established, but not all citizens shared in the new wealth, prestige, and optimism.
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