Child labor: the exploitation of children who worked in factories, mines and farms.
Cities: places that are largely populated in an urban area were people flocked to get better jobs and better living conditions.
Congress: the legislature of the United States government
Freedom: the act of being free
Factory system: system which workers and machines are brought together to produce goods
Industrialization: was the uprising of machines in industries
Labor: the ability to work
Laborer: a person hired to work
Laws: legal document which sets rules for a body of people
Lewis Hine: a reformer who photographed working conditions of child labor during 1900’s.
Mass Production: method of manufacturing large amounts of goods
Muckrakers: journalists who uncovered the horrible working conditions children faced on a daily basis.
National Child Labor Committee: a group formed in 1904 to eliminate child labor.
Productivity: the amount of goods a worker can produce in an allotted amount of time
Progressives: reformers who fought for progress in all forms socially, economically and politically.
Reformers: people who fought for changes
Rural: lining in a country area
Social reformers: reformers that assisted the poor by fighting for health care and better housing.
Supreme Court: highest federal court in the United States that has final jurisdiction over any other court.
Unconstitutional: not supported by the Constitutional
Urbanization: movement of millions of people from rural location to cities