The Children's Amendment

The proposed Amendment to the Constitution, giving Congress power to limit, regulate and prohibit the labor of persons under 18 years of age, hung on in the Senate. The House had approved it. The Senate was expected to approve it — if it could be brought to a vote.

The last qualification seemed remote of fulfillment ; every time a Senator asked for consent to consider the Amendment, another Senator objected. Then Senator Shortridge of California gained consent for its consideration. His victory was not unopposed, but he was victor in...

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