How did the Factory Act of 1833 affect child labor?

In 1833 the Government passed a Factory Act to improve conditions for children working in factories. Young children were working very long hours in workplaces where conditions were often terrible. The basic act was as follows: no child workers under nine years of age.

  1. Under 9 years of age, which means children of 10 years or older would have been expected to earn their keep. Must have been awful!

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