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Life at the Turn of the Century

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Life at the turn of the century is getting better for many reasons. One reason is that there are new innovations in the field of photography. Another reason is that states are starting to require children to go to school. Lastly African Americans are fighting legal discrimination.

One innovation in the field of photography is George Eastman (Eastman-Kodak) invented the first widely available camera. It cost only $25 for the camera which includes a roll of film with 100 negatives. George Eastman would then develop and send back the camera for only $10.

Another reason is that states are requiring children to go to school for 12-16 weeks annually. During which they would focus on reading writing and arithmetic. This is a major improvement over having children work 12 hour days 6 days a week. School gave children a break from work and allowed them to learn vital skills for when they grow older. Also between 1880 and 1920 college enrollment more than

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