Please choose ONE question from the following questions. Read the files and watch the videos to answer the one of the questions.
1) Child labor laws and abolitionism were part of a wider trend to reform European and North American society in the late 1700s and 1800s. What common themes do you see between the two topics? Why do you think that the U.S. resisted both abolition and child labor laws longer than Britain?
2) Did the defenders of child labor make a compelling argument? Was child labor either necessary or beneficial?
3) How did arguments against slavery change over time and what might this reveal about the debate over slavery?