Unit 1 powerpoint #5 (the gilded age child labor)

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Unit 1 powerpoint #5 (the gilded age child labor)

  1. 1. Child Labor during the Gilded Age By Brad Harris,SE: US 3C Grand Prairie HS
  2. 2. Child Labor Immigrant children were put to work insweatshops – jobs with harsh working conditions
  3. 3. Child Labor Businesses wanted to hire children because they were a cheap source of labor.
  4. 4. Child LaborParents wanted children to work for 3 reasons: 1) their families needed the money 2) they thought hard work built character 3) they believed once children learned how to read, write, and do basic math, they were educated enough
  5. 5. Child LaborChild labor included factory work, mining or quarrying, agriculture, or doing odd jobs.
  6. 6. Child Labor Children often worked in dangerous factory jobs…
  7. 7. Child Labor...or dangerous jobs in mines because of their size
  8. 8. Child LaborNewspaper carriers were known as “Newsies”
  9. 9. Child_Labor__Bad_Working_Conditions
  10. 10. PoliticalMachinesand Inner CityCorruption

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