Community & Resources
Child Labor Act by Alex

“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here. A lot of work still remains, but I will see the end of child labor in my lifetime” from Kailash Satyarthi. In the late 1800 during the Industrial Revolution of Child Labor Act it was horrible and cruel. In Noble Negus El's class we read and acted out the story of Anne Frank and how they lost their freedom.

Describe what and the effect of Child labor act did to the children’s? First of all, in the late 1800 Industrial Revolution happens and people needed people to hire in factories. For example, parents sent millions of their kids to factories and orphanage to put them to work the government’s didn’t pay for their health care. In New York, 1890s the kids that grew Midwest about 300,000 was sent there. In 1910, millions of kids that were about ages 10 - 14 had to pick up coals in mines most was to work about 9 to 10 hours a day with barely rest, large and older they was sent to a orphan train to work in the fields with their hands in the children’s under the age of 10 was called “breaker boy” which meant they had to pick coals and a belt tied to them also had to carry a heavy bag on their back with bunch of coals most died to the belt and died by enduring the coals. In New Jersey the kids started off their morning by picking the shrimps out at 4am they had to work with their hands and on knees by the end of the day they picked out at least 500,000 berries. This shows that the act was to force the kids to work and treated like slavery. In concluding this sentence the kids were horribly treated like this during the Industrial Revolution.

Explain the condition of working 10 hours a day? Secondly, to demonstrate kids had to work at late evening they work with bare feet next to furnaces and glasses the temperature is around 100 - 130 degrees. The children’s get wounded from the burn and getting cuts by sharp glasses another jobs the kids had to do is go late out in the night as a messenger, they escorted men’s to brothel and picked up wines and drugs for customer. The kids were paid less than adults the minimum wage was 25 cent per hour even though they get employed way more than adults. Not just the children were working hard, women or wife did housewife they stayed home for 44 hours a week preparing meals and doing 14 hours cleaning with hand. In this instance children’s were treated like property and shows they get hurt from these works. In concluding this paragraph the conditions were awful working like this 10 hours a day.

What was the wages they get every day compares to adults? Lastly, In this paragraph it will describe the money and education the kids get. For instance, a child working 6 days a week picking coals and working in factory, just to earn 1 currency. Boys work every night carrying loads of hot glasses they get about the average of 40 cent to a dollar. Women’s and unskilled workers was paid less than skilled workers and men’s, but kids were paid even less than them. This shows that it was unfair for the kids to get paid less and working 12 hours a day just for 10 cent. In concluding this sentence this is the wages they get during the Industrial Revolution.

In conclusion this shows what effects, working condition, and the wages of child labor during the Industrial Revolution it shows that it force millions of kids to work in factories and caves. They showed no mercy to the children’s and get barley currency for working 12 hours a day.

Written by an 8th grader

No comments yet

Sign in
Looking to Add to the Afromations Knowledgebase?