Throughout the united states in the 1900's young children were forced to work long hours in horrible conditions with little pay, but this would soon change as a guy named Henry Ford would come to protect them.
Throughout factories everywhere there were many kids aged just ten to twelve working in very dangerous situations, one major issue was that the kids worked up to ten hours and exhausted themselves, while being extremely fatigued with little to no sleep they would injure themselves very easily.
CHILD LABOR LAWS
Another issue with working conditions was low wages, people would work hard for many hours and earn very little. This was bad because in many families every single person would have to work just to be able to feed themselves. Overall this affected everyone who worked, but the factory owners and the wealthy people.
The progressives were working to fix how much the workers were being payed and how many hours they would work, and soon they would pass laws to make all that happen.
Henry Ford, the leader of the progressives made a solution to kids working many hours by creating child labor laws. This was where only kids aged twelve and up could work, but only for eight hours total. Overall this wasn't super effective but it did help. Henry Ford also made it so everyone would work only 8 hours a day and would get paid $5 per hour. This made a pretty big change and was really effective.
Without these changes most people would continue to injure themselves and barely make enough to support themselves in their everyday life, and America would still continue to have poor working conditions and long hours with little to no pay while the factory owners would be making bank.