ResistWeMuch Wrote:
Sep 12, 2012 9:49 AM
On its behalf, Pennsylvania Congressman A Mitchell Pamlmer (later Attorney General) introduced a bill to end child labor in most American mines and factories. Progressive Democrat President Wilson found it constitutionally unsound and after the House voted 232 to 44 in favor on February 15, 1915, he allowed it to die in the Senate. In 1916, Senator Robert L. Owen of Oklahoma and Representative Edward Keating of Colorado introduced the NCLC backed Keating-Owen Act which prohibited shipment in interstate commerce of goods manufactured or processed by child labor.[24] The bill passed by a margin of 337 to 46 in the House and 50 to 12 in the Senate and was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson as the centerpiece of The New Freedom