Child Labor Artifact
This picture shows childrwen working in a spinning mill in Massachussets. Their pay was also very inconsistent, their boss could just give them less whenever he wanted. Although these children spun most of the cotton in the U.S. they were treated like slaves. The children were forced to work under horrible conditions and were likely to die on the job. The workplace was unsanitary and the machinery was very dangerous, but child labor gave a greater profit. Due to the low pay and bad conditions the children were unable to achieve the American Dream during this time period.