The children of the poor families were targeted the most. Since they were poor they were forced to go work in factories, this was considered child labour but they couldn’t do anything about it since they had no money. These children had there future planned out for them they would work in the factories, since they would not be able to afford to go to school. This caused more poverty in Canada since they would still be working for little pay, so industrialization really didn’t make this issue any better for most people in the society especially children. Overall children were treated horribly and forced to work at young ages were children should never work at, all because of industrialization.
When David was just a little boy his daily routine was to wake up, do his daily chores, and if he didn’t do one task right he suffered by being beaten by “Mother”. When David would show up at school everyday with new bruises and burns, his teachers and nurses started to get worried. The school sat down with David and another police man about his life at home and how it went. When David finally confessed that he had been beaten everyday constantly, the officers put David into a foster care. There were times when David would run into “Mother,” but they both knew to keep their distance from each other.
This would soon lead to dissolution of many families. With the dramatic change from their cottages to factories, this gave the youth time to explore and live in their own way. The young children had to put up with some of the worst conditions. Work days would often as long as fourteen hour shifts with very little break time. The factories that would employee children were often a very dangerous place for them.
Due to his mums alcohol addiction she was often either drunk or hung over. With his mum unable to keep a table job the rent often went unpaid which let to being evicted yet again. Being the only carer and feeling that he had a responsibility to car for his mother saw NAME dedicating most of his time taking care of his mum and the house. With little free time and no support, school work was rarely completed which resulted in poor results at school. Between all the physical and mental abuse from both parents and the poor school results, NAME managed to push through and successfully complete year 10.
Other punishments included hanging iron weights around children's necks, hanging them from the roof in baskets, nailing children's ears to the table, and dowsing them in water butts to keep them awake. Fierce systems of fines: these were imposed for talking or whistling, leaving the room without permission, or having a little dirt on a machine. It was claimed that employers altered the time on the clocks to make their workers late so that they could fine them. Some employers demanded that their overseers raise a minimum amount each week from fines. Accidents: forcing children to crawl into dangerous, unguarded machinery led to many accidents.
AP History January 30th, 2012 DBQ: Factory Conditions DBQ: Factory Conditions During the Industrial Revolution, there were many hardships and unfair treatments of the laborers that worked there. They had women, children, even full-fledged families working, and for a low wage. And at the same time, there were always endangerment to their lives while working there. This was a very strenuous and rough time where families would do anything to get the money they needed. The main issues that prevailed during that time were working conditions, wages and hours, and child labor.
what was it like to work in QBM? * long hours---> 12 hours * Dangerous---> no health safety signs also children under machines * children only over nine worked there * got breaks like breakfast * water from river bolen used as a power source later used steam power * woke up 5am and started work at 6am finish work at 8pm * got sunday off * men got paid more than women * no shoes allowed (cloggs) as they would cause fire * Got no corporal punishment instead confined in a room got told to do horrible jobs * accidents happened after long day of work * signed Indenture which meant they were owned by Samuel Gregg until 18 * Loud noise which could lead you to go deaf What was it
But few died from starvation. The Children during the great depression to on jobs when their parents could not or when they needed more money. Some children raised their siblings due to parents being gone to work half the time. Some children found themselves comforting their parents due to depression or over whelming stress. When people were evicted from their house the sometimes would have to use pieces of lumbar and cardboard boxes they would build miny houses or shacks and call them “hoovervilles” they named them after president hover because so many people thought that it was his fault that the depression had started.
And since the need for survival was stronger than forced work, restrictions on child labor were very narrow. In the start of the industrial revolution, children as young as 4 years old were already employed in factories. In coal mines for example, boys at the age of 5 were working alongside other adults and most of them didn’t live past 25. In addition to living past the poverty level, another cause of child labor was the lack of ambition. Children didn’t have another meaningful alternative rather than working.
They are forced to live in very crowded places for example some are forced to live in a place where ten people are living in at the same time giving them no privacy to do their necessities. They live in places with no boundaries to separate them from one room to another. The children are faced to live with the risk of catching a deadly infection and non deadly infections due to not having any health insurance. Most children in poverty haven’t seen a doctor in a very long time only when the doctors that volunteer to help children in poverty is when they get the chance to see one. If it wasn’t for that I don’t think they would ever see one in their lives.