President Van Buren institutes a 10-hour work day for federal employees (37 words)

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In 1840 President Martin Van Buren (5th December, 1782 - 24th July, 1862) legislated to restrict federal employee's work days to 10 hours. This was the first time an American president had introduced legislation to limit the numbers of hours worked.

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