-1840-1880: Immigrants from different places in the world arrive in America and put their children to work to survive, beginning child labor in the U.S. -1842:Massachusetts only permits children to work 10 hours a day but they don't enforce the law that much. -1899: About 44 states had child labor laws passed but they had too many loopholes. -1900: 18 percent of workers in the United States were under the age of 16. -1904: The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) got organized and tried their best to stop child labor for kids to go to school. -1908: The court case Muller vs. Oregon reaches the supreme court. -1902-1915: Child labor committees emphasized reform through state legislatures. Many laws were passed against child labor but many had to many loopholes. -1916:Congress passes the keating-Owen Act that banned the sale of products made by young children. It also said about the minimum amount of hours children could work but it was declared unconstitutional by the supreme court. -1916-1918: Congress passed child labor laws but the supreme court declined many of them saying that they were unconstitutional. -1936: The Walsh-healey Act states some standards for working like the amount of time and the age of the person working. -1938: The Fair Labor Standards Act is passed setting national minimum wage and amount of hours affecting child labor. It also made children under sixteen years of age not work in manufacturing and mining.
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