City Culture - for their place in the new urban cities,...

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Social changes which played a role in the changing, vibrant city culture included a drastic change in the social class system. In a sense, the Middle-Class was formed. For example, with the large numbers of African Americans, poor and immigrants migrating to the urban areas the slum areas were overflowing, this movement created a separate and lower social class of citizens, representing one social change at the time which played a role in the changing city culture. Economically, the new social class formation also created a new economic class, called the Middle Class. Those of the slum areas mostly African Americans and Immigrants; struggled
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Unformatted text preview: for their place in the new urban cities, working long and hard hours yet only making enough money to survive. This scenario tied into the corruption associated with the actions of the Bosses. Political changes were interesting in that the Bosses ran the cities. They created a type of public welfare system. For example, bosses would give turkeys to the poor, coal to use during the cold months and also sponsor sports teams. These actions by the Bosses enabled them to maneuver to positions of immense political power....
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