The 1st Factory Act


The first Factory Act was passed in 1833. It was a huge step in setting up the laws that would better the lives of those working in factories.  The act restricted work hours for children under 13 to 9 hours and children under 18 to 69 hour work weeks. Children under the age of 9 were not allowed to work.

Factory owners were now required to have an certificate for thier children workers. Children were no longer allowed to work at night and had to have two hours of schooling each day.

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