This final discussion is on topics that are created, researched, and defended by students from the first semester of us history at phs. An outline of the final discussion can be found on mrarmy.pbworks.com.
The first child labor bill, the Keating-Owen bill of 1916, was based on Senator Albert J. Beveridge's proposal from 1906 and used the government's ability to regulate interstate commerce to regulate child labor. The act banned the sale of products from any factory, shop, or cannery that employed children under the age of 14, from any mine that employed children under the age of 16, and from any facility that had children under the age of 16 work at night or for more than 8 hours during the day.
During the Industrial Age there was no limit to how much an employer could ask a worker to work in a week. Workers would work for 10 or more hours a day for 6 days straight. This means they were working for over 60 hours a week. When answering this debate, remember the group you are part of and some of the issues that they would have to consider when answering this question.
The number of people in Unions in America has declined ever since the 1950. Do you feel that this trend will continue into the future? Make sure to back up your argument by looking at the sites below on unions.
Economic policy institute
There is a strike at the local factory that has not become violent yet. The business owners are planning on bringing in pinkertons to help break up the strike. before answering this question please read through the sites below to get an idea of who the Pinkertons were and what they did. Remember to keep in mind the group that you represent.
Strike at homestead mill
With all that you learned from the activities about Reconstruction and its effects, From the South to Iraq, is the U.S. successful or a failure at reconstruction? Think Social, Political, and economic objectives.