Work Place Safety in the early 1900's.

By: Maria Noyola
Put Your Self In Another Pair Of Shoes.

Young Children Working dangerous machines at the age of 6.

Triangle Factory Fire.

Who would of thought so many people could die by showing up at work everyday. Women worked 12 to 19 hours and went home with very little pay. The factories were very crowded, which is one of the reasons working conditions are dangerous. It's dangerous because if something happened to the workshop the employers would have trouble escaping the building. Industrial accidents killed 35,000 workers every year and injured 500,000. These numbers continued to rise as the countries industry grew larger. Working in these factories was so horrid it was considered abuse. Corruption was frequent and only a very few people worked their way out of poverty. Industries would save money by hiring children and women because they would work for lower wages. Employers were to wake up at about 5a.m and do repetitive tasks over and over again all day until roughly 10 p.m.
The deadliest industrial disaster was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. The fire happened March 25,1911 and was the fourth highest deaths out of industrial accidents in U.S history. One hundred and forty six garment workers died in the fire, most of them being women. Starting at the 8th floor the fire worked its way up, women died either from the fire or jumping from the 8th, 9th, and 10th building windows. The ladders of the fire trucks could only reach the 6th floor and the doors of the building were locked so workers couldn't leave work early. The working conditions were very bereaved.
Men in factorys working for low wages.

Children working in dangerous conditions under the age 10
Deceased women from the Triangle Shirtwaisted Factory, jumped from the 9th floor of the burning building.

President T. Roosevelt
President Theordore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt was a weak poor child who grew up to be one of the most ambitious presidents in history.He started as a police commissioner , author, and hero of the Spanish-American War. Later on he became William McKinley's vice president. After McKinley was assassinated in 1901, Roosevelt became the youngest man ever to become president.He built up the Navy and made it stronger,using the "battleship diplopmacy" to create an independent Panama and then built the Panama Canal. Also known for winning the Noble Peace Prize in 1905 for helping to end the Russo-Japanese War. He designated dozens of national forests, parks, and monuments. He is often remembered for his policy pronouncement, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." Roosevelt ran for president again in 1912, as a candidate of the National Progressive (or "Bull Moose") Party, he beat Taft but came in second to the next president, Democrat Woodrow Wilson. For the last years of his life he ended up traveling widely, explored Brazil, supported America's entry into World War I, and published several books including Theodore Roosevelt - An Autobiography in 1913.
Connections With Modern days.
One of the big differences with working today compared with working in the early 1900's are the laws and unions. Back then there weren't any unions. People pretty much had the choice to work in the conditions or not work at all. Today people Get the choice on where or what they want to do for work and how much they get paid. It isn't abuse because there are safety rules and gears and much more equipment that has been invented. Child labor doesn't exist like it use to, there is an age you have to be to work certain places.Many of the laws today keep people alive and in order. Lets thank those people that came forward and changed the world to make it what it is today !