1836 First State Law

Massachusetts law requires factory workers younger than15 attend school at least three months per year

1842 States Limit Work Day

Massachusetts and other states start to limit the number of hours children work per day to 10 or fewer

1936 Federal Law

U.S. passes Walsh-Healey Act, making it illegal for the government to purchase goods made by underage children

1938 Federal Regulation of Child Labor in Fair Labor Standards Act

First federal law to regulate minimum ages and hours of work for children