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Unformatted text preview: HST 102 midterm essays 22:14 What economic, social, and technological developments account for the growth of cities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? Causes Industrial revolution From 1870-1900 there was a 300% increase in industrial workers Technology advancements Switch from gas power to electrical powered cities Taller buildings and architecture designs allows greater density of population Invention of underground sewage lines. Subway systems Ford on the rise in the early 20th century. Increase in the production of cars and roads Creation of the assembly line. Creates more jobs for people government influences ford and car manufacturing by building roads Increasing importance of schooling and career path changes Schooling is becoming more mandatory in the late 19 th century. Children in workforces angers middle and upper class Higher education is required for new office jobs that people in the cities and urban areas...
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