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  • Factory Act

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    The Factories Act 1961 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. At the time of its passage, the Act consolidated much legislation on workplace health, safety and welfare in Great Britain. Though as of 2008 some of it remains in force, it has largely been superseded by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and regulations made under it. However, the Act continues to have a legal importance as cases of chronic workplace exposure to hazards such as industrial noise, as in the Nottinghamshire

  • The Industrial Revolution During The 19th Century

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    tirelessly to produce products. Textiles were made faster and cheaper, food was more abundant, and the standard of living increased for many people. To industrialize Great Britain, laborers worked in factories and mills under horrible conditions. Despite attempts by Parliament to address problems with the factories’ working conditions through the passage of new legislation, their effort was inadequate and deplorable working conditions remained. Before the 19th century, the cottage industry flourished. All

  • Effects Of Child Labour Laws On The Treatment And Participation Of Children

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    This paper will begin with an overview of the incorporation of child labour in Britain, the conditions in which the children worked, and a summary of the elements of the Acts of 1833 and 1844 - the two laws that are regarded as having made the greatest impact on participation and treatment of the children. Next, the varying stances of the aforementioned central critics on the effects of the laws within the textile industry

  • Child Labor in the Textile Industry in the Early Nineteenth Century

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    is an 'act', this is a term used for a legislative law that has been passed by parliamentary. Further confirmation of this can be found by the use of the words 'regulation', (control by rule) and 'enacted', (a law), and in the final sentence it states that this is 'law'. The style of writing is Old English and very formal this also indicates that it is an official document. It is addressed to the 'Masters' who were the owners of the cotton mills and factories and informed

  • Significance Of The Sadler Report

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    Labour of Children in the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom. It is a primary source although it is an excerpt recorded in Heritage of Western Civilization. The original text was published by House of Commons in 1832 but no exact published date is provided. The Sadler Report was the evidence on industrial conditions in England in early 19th century. Michael Sadler was the chairman of a Parliamentary committee considering a Bill about regulation on factory children working condition. The report

  • The Conditions For Factory Workers In Nineteenth Century Britain

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    For Factory Workers In Nineteenth Century Britain In the nineteenth century some people thought that factories were the best thing that ever created in Great Britain, however, workers inside them thought differently. No group was as exploited as children, who were put to work before they could read or write.Children were employed in industry and agriculture as soon as they started using their hands and were able to walk. They worked in farms, mills, factories, coalmines

  • Work Conditions and Child Labor in the Nineteenth Century Essays

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    the work the factory could be operational twenty-three hours a day. As early as the 18th century some of the English recognized the deleterious effects of unregulated factory work. One such person was a Dr. Percival, who on January 15th of 1796, presented a report to the Manchester Board of Health on the conditions of the mill workers. In his report he noted that all the workers, especially the children were prone to sickness. He noted that the night labor and long hours of the factories were "injurious"

  • The Era of Social Reform Essay

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    The Industrial Revolution was a period of in which fundamental changes occurred in agriculture, factories, mining, transportation, machinery, economic policies, and in the social structure of England. Industrialization began in Great Britain and it was a major turning point in history. It changed the way countries produced its goods. England turned into an agricultural society to an industry and manufacturing society. During this era, there was a huge impact on the growth of cities, employment of

  • The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Western Society

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    minimum age for a child to legally work at 9 and stated that children 9-13 were not allowed to work for more than twelve hours a day. The act also set guidelines as to what children were permitted to do while working. The Mines Act of 1842 set the regulation that no female or boy under ten years of age was to be employed underground in the mines. The factory acts allowed for a more modern day pattern of work in which men were expecting to be the main wage earners. The Industrial Revolution increased

  • Child Labor In The 1800s Essay

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    children on the job. Children were only paid only a fraction of what an adult would get, and sometimes factory owners would pay them