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Factory owners had one major motivator on their minds with regards to their operations. They wanted to maximize profits. One easy way for a company to do this was to hire cheap labor. Many factories did this by targeting women and children as they could be paid less than men with no repercussions. The workers that were hired to these positions, especially women, were subject to some very harsh work conditions. They were subject to terrible work environments including buildings called sweatshops, which were poorly lit and ventilated for maximum productivity. They were forced to work in dangerous conditions where a person could easily be maimed or even killed if they mishandled the equipment they used for their work. It was not unheard of for the workers to be expected to work as much as 16 hours a day under threats of being fired or even physically abused if they did not complete their work with great haste. Even after all their effort in the workplace, it was not unheard of (or uncommon) for a person to be paid as little as a single dollar for their day’s efforts (Social Studies Help Center).

The Social Studies Help Center has an excellent history of Labor Unions.

“How Does Our System of Checks and Balances Protect Our Rights?” The Social Studies Help Center. >. This site provides information on the checks and balances within the United States Government system.

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The Social Studies Help Center features brief, yet comprehensive descriptions of monumental Court decisions and amendments to the Constitution.

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