dsoc essay - Chris Bostick 3/30/2008 Ms. Hyunok Lee Section...

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Chris Bostick Ms. Hyunok Lee 5/6/2009 Section #4 In the early 20 th century, small American cities were effectively organized by public street car transportation. Everyone was able to conveniently travel to destinations at a reasonable price, and in a timely manner. However, at the inconvenience of many, the street cars were replaced with poorly accommodating bus transportation, and private owned cars. Eventually the car based system would become the dominant force and public transportation would be minimized. It is apparent that this occurred because of the ruling ideology of General Motors, which used its power and influence to sell the car based transport system, while diminishing effective street car transportation. Despite its eventual popularity, the privately owned car did not sell quickly at its introduction to society as many people were content with the current method of transportation. This shows that the public’s feelings were first aligned with street car transportation. However, the street car system would have to be removed in order for a
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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