Chapter 25 - GROWTH OF CITIES • Huge increase in...

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GROWTH OF CITIES • Huge increase in urbanization – Economic opportunities in industrial jobs bring people to the cities • Both international and internal migrations • New technology supports this growth – In 1885 the 1st skyscrapper built in Chicago – Electric streetcars allow people to travel greater distances • Changing roles for women – Took on new jobs – Economic opportunity and sense of independence PROBLEMS IN THE CITIES Challenges: • Growth of urban poverty – Rising gap between the rich and poor • Huge population increase leads to: – Lack of clean water – Limited trash disposal & poor sanitation – Rise Tenement / slums • Dumbbell tenement • Neighborhoods segregated by race, ethnicity, and class – Little Italy in New York – Lower Eastside Jewish community – Polish neighborhood of Pilsen in Chicago – Southside of Chicag POLITICAL BOSSES & MACHINE BOSSES Political machines controlled politics in major cities
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– William “Boss” Tweed of Tammany Hall in NY • Political bosses controlled the rank and file and rewarded supporters with jobs • Provided basic welfare type services to the poor and immigrant community
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