Life in the Roaring Twenties

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What were the working conditions of skilled laborers in the 1920s?

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Working conditions in the early part of the 20th century were dirty, crowded, and dangerous.  Factory jobs were booming, and more families were moving to the cities to find opportunities. Also during the time is when there was a influx of immigrants coming from Italy and Ireland to work in the cities.  Factory jobs were low paying, dirty, and unethical.  This is the time when children were working just as long days as their parents and also put into dangerous situations where many times they would become injured at work.  After the 1920's the government finally realized it needed to get involved and provide a law based on fair and just working conditions for all.

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