Pennsylvania adopts the nation's first state child labor law

Governor Francis Shunk of Pennsylvania signed the nation's first state child labor law.  It prohibited the employment of children under the age of twelve in commercial labor. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 164.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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