Lewis Hine And Child Labor

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  • 1. 
    Why did employers hire children during the industrial boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s?
    • A. 

      Children typically worked harder than adults

    • B. 

      They could pay children less money than adults

    • C. 

      They were looking for part time laborers that could work after school

  • 2. 
    In 1900, about what percentage of children attended school?
    • A. 

      8%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 3. 
    What organization hired Lewis Hine to expose the harsh working conditions of millions of children across America?
    • A. 

      The Children's Bureau

    • B. 

      UNICEF

    • C. 

      The National Child Labor Committee

  • 4. 
    Who worked in the hazardous coal mines and often contracted black lung disease?
    • A. 

      Breaker Boys

    • B. 

      Spinners

    • C. 

      Doffers

  • 5. 
    Who was the first Chief of the Children's Bureau, the first government agency to focus solely on the needs of American children?
    • A. 

      Lewis Hine

    • B. 

      Julia Lathrop

    • C. 

      Addie Card

    • D. 

      Furman Owens

  • 6. 
    Why was the Keating-Owen Act of 1916 both a victory and a defeat for the Children's Bureau and the NCLC?
    • A. 

      It provided a minimum wage for children, but did not limit the number of hours they could work

    • B. 

      It prohibited children from working in coal mines, but not the textile mills.

    • C. 

      It banned the sale of products made my child laborers, but was ruled unconstitutional.

  • 7. 
    Why was the Fair Labor Standards Act such an important piece of legislation?
    • A. 

      It required that all children go to school until the age of 16

    • B. 

      It banned the sale of all products made my child laborers

    • C. 

      It created the nation's first minimum wage and restricted child labor

  • 8. 
    American children today have many more educational opportunities than they did before Lewis Hine began taking photographs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Child labor laws exist in every country around the world so child labor is not a problem anymore.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Although he died in poverty, Lewis Hine is now considered a master photographer that dedicated his life to child labor reform.  Thousands of his pictures can be viewed at the Library of Congress, and many credit him for causing the government to accept the responsibility of protecting the rights of American children. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False