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1 Child Labor During the Industrial Revolution
HSS 8.6.1 Katia Gutierrez W. Stiern Midle School Ms.Marshall

2 How did it all start? It all started in Great Britain during the 1700s. Through out the years it spread to Europe and North America in the 1800s. All because of the development of industrialization.

3 Causing…… A lot of factories to open, leaving lots of available jobs to lots of families. Kids as young as 6 and up were able to work in textile mills.

4 How Many Hours Did Kids Work?
Kids worked up to 19 hours a day or either hours after the Factory Act was passed by Parliament in 1833. Had only one hour break.


6 Food If they didn’t get a break , they would eat while working.
The food was covered with dust The factory provided water, porridge and out cakes The food didn’t give enough energy for them that they needed to work with

7 How Much Did Kids Get Paid?
Some kids didn’t get paid at all. Children that did get paid would be paid little. Kids of eight years old would get paid 3 or 4 cents.

8 Conditions in Texttile Mills
It was very dirty and dangerous Most of the children worked bare foot Children were injured every day working around dangerous machines


10 Treatment Treatment in the factories was often cruel
Children who were not able to work in factories would be sent to factories to be assistants to the workers. Where they would be abused verbally or physically Adults would not take any consideration for their safety

11 “The Factory Act” “The Factory Act” passed by Parliament in 1833, was the first act to be passed to improve conditions. Which helped with passing more laws to end child labor.

12 Bibliography by David Cody
by Lewis Hine

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