The American Industrial Revolution started in the 1800s. Most factories were created in the northern parts of the United States, but this trend slowly trickle down towards the South. New factories meant new jobs for people looking for work.
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Some people would ask, "How can children work in factories like that?" There were some regulations put into place in order to protect the children, but they were typically not good enough. Most times foreman's would overlook laws to protect the children, because that would mean less profit for them. The factories were dangerous and filthy, but children needed to work on some of the machines, since they could fit into the smaller spaces.