Rise of the city ch19

Rise of the city ch19 - Age of political corruption...

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Age of political corruption Urbanization and the rise of political macines 1. Rise of the city: 2 factors: industrialization and immigration. In 1860 only 1/6 th of American pop was urban, by 1900 1/3, and 1920 ½. a. Causes and innovations: concentration of population a.i. Innovations: development of sky scrapper( steel and plate glass), Safety elevator(Otis elevator): had breaking mechanism that allowed for transport of people a.ii. Mass distribution of food from NE and Upper Midwest, thanks to advances in farming mech and RR a.iii. Refrigeration: more so in rail road car a.iv. By 1870: electric trolley cars that we either above or below major roads a.v. Improved transportation created first suburb b. Characteristics: b.i. Transportation was difficult due to congestion b.ii. Filth and waste in major city was major problem b.iii. Factory, industry, and pollution b.iv. Overcrowding, with little indoor plumbing, and no indoor water b.v. c. Reformers: By beginning of 20
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  • Fall '10
  • Pinkney
  • Political corruption, Tammany Hall, Political machine, political macines, a.iii. Belknap scandal, b.ii. Tammany Hall

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