Industrialization. the time where America grew rapidly. Today you will see the life of a child who works during this time.
I am eight years old. each day I wake up at six to go to work.
This is where I work. I work every day for hours and earn two pennies. The machines are very dangerous. Once a kid got their finger chopped off while running a machine.
the machines are hard to operate and the punishments for mistakes are harsh. I often get nervous while working because im afraid of cutting my fingers and making a mistake
we only get one break to eat lunch and arent given any other breaks. Its very hard working for long hours but I know I have to.
I have to work because my family is very poor. We live in a rundown and overall bad apartment complex but rent isnt free. I hope that oneday I will be able to go to school so I can learn since I cant right now.