Workers' rights

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Adam Smith's "Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations"

1776

Stated that nations would gain wealth in a free economy and if they didn't regulate trade or business. This worked in Capitialist societies where citizens and workers could compete for higher pay.

Trade Unions

1800

They were used to improve the work environment and their work situation.

Reform Bill of 1832

1832

English Parliament gave seats in the House of Commons to new industrial towns; which gave power to the new business class.

Child Labor Law passed by British Parliment

1833

Child Labor Law passed 2

1842

This and the first child labor law passed didn't abolish child labor.

Cooperative Movement

1844

Opened co-ops across the world where consumers could purchase goods for fair prices.

Mill's essay, "On Liberty"

1859

Focused on individual freedom, which would benefit the working class.