The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916


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In which era of American history was the Keating-Owen Act passed?

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1. What did the Keating-Owen Act do?

2. The Keating-Owen Act relied on which of Congress' powers?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll review your knowledge of the Keating-Owen Act and its impact. The quiz will assess your recall of the act and its purpose. The worksheet will help you review a little more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to:

  • Understand the era and why the Keating-Owen Act was desired by many
  • Review the purpose of the Keating-Owen Act
  • Recall the congressional powers used to pass it
  • Understand how and why it was overturned

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you are able to remember why the Keating-Owen Act was both passed and overturned
  • Critical thinking - understanding how our government operates in relation to developing new acts and laws
  • Making connections - be able to connect the concerns of the time to how the Keating-Owen Act would resolve them

Additional Learning

If you need a deeper review of the Act, please see the accompanying lesson, Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 to learn more about:

  • The culture of the era and why child labor was a concern
  • Who brought the Act to congress and how it was passed
  • Why it was overturned and by who
  • What legislation was able to dissolve child labor