The Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916 was a very important document during the early 20th century. It stands as the first document to ever cross the Supreme Court table as a petition on limits for children and their working conditions. It also served as the platform for other documents, pertaining to the same problems, to be passed with more concise requests and demands. As a result, children in the work force today are protected. Among the rights affected by this monumental act is a national requirement for age in the work field, minimum wage for everyone, maximum regulation hours per week, maximum overtime hours per week and so many more. With this site, I hope to inform you of the importance of the Keating-Owen Act of Child Labor of 1916 and to illustrate why this document is considered A Turning Point In History.