Intro to factory conditions during the progressive era
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The work place & low wages
Today we will be going back in time to the Progressive Era. were going to specifically look at factories and their working conditions. We'll also get to meet some important people such as Florence Kelley, Fredrick W. Taylor, and Henry Ford.
Florence Kelley, Fredrick W. Taylor, and Henry Ford
Children ranging from 10-12 are put into harsh working conditions, some don't ever get an education. for having such young people working in factories or the mines they all get paid about 50-60 cents a day.
Super heros solving the issue
Over populated spaces with machines consistently working and everyone always moving around the air would get so bad that it'd cause workers to get deathly sick. If they're out of work then they don't get paid and if they do work they only get paid 50-60 cents day.
More Solutions, how did america change from this?
Florence Kelley was a woman working towards child labor laws due to it being unconstitutional. Next is Fredrick Winslow Taylor, he had seen how tight and crazy the factory always was so he looked into fixing that issue. Lastly would be Mr. Ford; Henry Ford was the man to change work days to improve working conditions and a less stressful work area.
18.4% of the working population were children under the age 15. outraged reformers, including Florence, began a campaign to gain child labor laws in 1910, In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed, prohibiting most children under age 16 from working in industry.