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Child Welfare History Essay Children have been an issue since they have existed and even today us as a society still do not know the answer to the question what should be done about the children The only thing that we do know is that our views and the problems relating to children are still there but have evolved to todays problems with society Not only are we still unable to answer the question stated previously but also there are new questions arising about our youth such as how are we to deal with the youth that step outside the norms of our society and how are we to deal with the children who are violent and unsuitable to be loose in society These questions will probably always remain unanswered since most of the answers involve opinion rather than fact Not only would we have to find a solution we would have to provide one that suits everyone in our society As time has passed and as we have approached the 21st century the view of our youth has steadily gone from little adults to kids In the late 19th and early 20th century children were regarded as little adults made to work long hours and be involved in supporting the family such as the adults were required to do There were few if none child protection and child labor laws Children worked in horrible conditions such as snow cold and unsanitary places Children often died from being exposed to these unsanitary and harsh conditions as it was talked about in The Jungle in which a young boy was locked overnight in the workplace and eaten by rats Children were used as slaves in some instances as depicted in the movie Orphan Trains in which many children were used as farmhands Children also received significantly reduced amounts of education as compared to today if any at all By the end of the 20th and
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