In the early 1900's factories were common to work at. Men, Women and Children worked. In all states there were factories and people from all ages working, from around kids from 5 to adults around 50.
we gotta change the laws
In the beginning of the factory era, Factory workers were often in unhealthy working conditions. People were always exposed to lead poisoning as it was responsible for most factory workers death. in 1882 an average of 675 laborers were killed in work All men Women and children were affected by these conditions.
Many children that work, would work at coal mining industry's because they were the only ones who could fit in the mine's. Children would be in the mines working for hours. they would either work all day or all night most of the children that worked, worked to pay their parents debts. These children would get no form of education because they were always working.
Progressives's goal was to change laws and they did, they changed many laws from child labor to factory conditions and even changed the law for wages we now have. They've shsapped the nation to be civil and cleaner (at least in factories).
In 1890 only 4% of teenagers went school progressives pushed laws to restrict or ban child labor. in 1912, 39 states passed this law, this law prohibited children under 14 to work. One of the laws the progresses aimed at was that children would no longer work at places they could die at or work at all and adults could only work at sanitary places where they wouldn't get hurt.
In America today children don't work, we have the opportunity to go to school. We're more privileged because of what they had to go threw or else no one would of thought of school and education for future generations.. As for factory conditions people now work at a safe environment where they wont get lead poising and die.