Urbanization

Urbanization - Urbanization 1. Development of Cities a....

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Urbanization 1. Development of Cities a. Lure of City i. Jobs ii. Marriage Partners/Entertainment b. New technology i. Skyscraper – Allow cities to expand vertically. taller than 12 stories. Steel and glass make it possible not to collapse. ii. Elevators (1850s) iii. Mass Transit – transportation that carries large number of people. Helps cities grow outward. c. Living conditions i. Wealthier middle class people in the suburbs. Poor people and immigrants in the cities. ii. Tenement house – like an apartment building where every apartment is one room. Very little privacy. iii. Smell – sewage, horses, garbage. iv. Water pollution – sewage was dumped in the same water supply that the drinking water was coming from. v. Air pollution – smoke from factories, smog vi. Crime – homicide rate tippled in cities in the 1880s. 1. Hoodlums – gangs of child pickpockets vii. High rates of suicide and alcoholism 2. Influx of immigrants a. Changing pattern i. Pre 1880 – most immigrants coming from northern and western
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