Changing trade policies

Changing trade policies - Changing trade policies Era of...

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Changing trade policies Era of free trade 1840s -1870 Biginning in 1873 trend reversed - Farming and industrial interests want protection -New farming areas -> lower foreign prices -Disease hurt European crops and livestock Changing social policies Child Labor laws o Factory Act 1819 no children under 9 9-16 years old 12hrs/day maximum and no night work o Factory act 1833 9-13 years old 9hrs/day 48 hrs/week 13-18 years old 12hrs/day 69 hrs/wk no night work under 18 instituted inspections o Mines Act 1842 No women children allowed to work in mines 1850 adds inspectors so mining becomes all male Limiting working hours o Factory act 1844 limited women to 12 hrs/day no night work machines to be fenced to reduce accidents o Ten hours act 1847 limited work to 10hrs/day in textiles passed to other industries after 1850 Unions o Legally recognized in 1824 o 1871, 1975 unions given more priviledges Reform Bill o Town worksmen given right to vote
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