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SAT® Subject Test in World History

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Reform Laws

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Which of these statements about reform laws passed in the industrial era BEST describes the changes made?

A

Legislatures were completely resistant to reform laws to improve the lives of the working class.

B

Unions and reformers led national strikes across Europe in the late 18th century, leading to sweeping working conditions changes in the 19th century.

C

Legislatures were willing to protect children in limiting child labor laws, but not adult women and men.

D

The English Factory Act of 1833 overhauled working conditions for all laborers in the working class, especially in regards to wages.

E

Reformers, unions, and legislatures worked to make laws that improved child labor, wages, hours, and working conditions.