The Role Of Children In The First Industrial Revolution

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From 1780 to 1850, two most significant social consequences of the First Industrial Revolution were child labor and the role of women in the home. For example, businesses would hire children as young as seven years old to work full time jobs in factories and coal mines. At this time of the First Industrial Revolution, there were no laws preventing businesses from hiring children to do adults’ jobs (Effects of the Industrial Revolution, n.d.). Children worked very hard in the First Industrial Revolution in hazardous conditions with very little pay. Children worked 12 to 14 hours daily with very small breaks. The children would even die in the factories because of hazardous conditions. The Factory Act of 1833 helped improve some of the conditions

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