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Reading The Keating–Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI

The balance of power between the federal and state governments in our country’s constitutional system has often led to tension between the two, complicating how each one addresses certain social issues. In this video, Kirk Higgins and Laura Vlk discuss the Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 and the complications that came with regulating child labor laws in its aftermath. Why did the Supreme Court ultimately rule against the act? Should the federal government have been allowed to use its power to address this problem?

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