Week 8 Summary - Sabine Justilien As farmers began to...

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Sabine Justilien As farmers began to specialize due to the demand for clothes, the national economy was becoming a driving force, and with this came an explosion of urban growth and factory production. In 1800 there were 30 cities but by 1840, the population grew to 400 cities. By 1820 the population grew faster than any other city too this date. New York was densely populated and housing structures were inefficient due to the lack of steel to increase the height. Living situations often involved workers and bosses living together above the store or place of work. Cities were also a breeding ground for diseases such as cholera and consumption, where there were more people dying in cities than were born there. Cities also consisted of hundreds of thousands of young men who were primarily dock workers, especially in Boston where the soil was inefficient at producing crops. Immigrants from 1845-1855 accounted for the highest rate of immigrant population growth in history. 2 billion Irish fled Ireland because of the potato famine and persecution of Catholicism. Their idea was that it was cheaper to come
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