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World History 6.02H Assignment Alexis Ditterline working conditions in factories health hazards low wages hours worked per day days worked per week impact on children's education efforts to reform national and state laws Compared to today, the working conditions in factories in the 19 th century were abominable. There were also numerous health hazards to be wary of, along with low wages and extreme hours worked. These all effected children’s educations. But over the years, laws have been passed to cut down on child labor and try to exterminate it. In the 1800s, working conditions in factories were deplorable. Many people were seriously injured on the job or contracted serious illnesses. Many people lost limbs to or died because of the dangerous machinery used. The children were especially susceptible to these horrible conditions, but had to other choice but to stay to work. They had to earn money for their poor families to feed themselves. These children were as young as seven years old. All this trouble only earned workers five cents a day, working
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