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Title: 6.2: I. Problems of Urbanization


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6.2 I. Problems of Urbanization
  • Rapid growth of American cities lead to promise
    and problems of urbanization

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A. Urban Opportunity
  • Urbanization
  • Rapid growth of a city
  • Who moved into the cities?
  • Immigrants
  • Rural Americans
  • Why the cities?
  • Cheap and convenient
  • jobs
  • Cultural diversity

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B. Changing Cities
  • Building up instead of out ?
  • Chicago the first skyscraper w/ Home Ins.
    Building, 1885 10 stories!

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  • Dubai, 2009
  • 2,717 ft
  • Chicago, 1884
  • 183 ft

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C. Transportation
  • Development public transportation
  • Horse cars
  • Street cars
  • L/Subway
  • Benefits?

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D. Separation by Class
  • High Society
  • Built wherever they wanted spared no expense
  • House servants
  • Middle Class
  • Moved to suburbs
  • Professionals doctors, lawyers, etc.
  • Working class
  • Lived in tenements
  • Rented space to supplement income

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D. Separation by Class
  • http//www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/progressiveera
    /tenemen
  • tinteriors.html

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E. Neighborhoods
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F. The Family Economy
  • White native-born men earned more
  • In most cases, entire family worked
  • White native-born women more educated
  • Teachers, clerical
  • domestic service
  • Elderly and disabled

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F. The Family Economy
  • The working family

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G. Crime
  1. Increase population increased crime
  2. Immigrants taken advantage of
  3. Police dept. developed

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I. Sanitation
  • Garbage on street a health concern
  • 1895

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J. Water
  • Needed to be clean and accessible
  • Chlorination and filtration
  • limits spread of diseases

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II. Political Machines
  • are running the cities

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A. Political Machines
  1. Informal political group designed to gain and
    keep power. Ran by a party boss
  2. Tammany Hall NY Democratic political machine
    led by Boss Tweed
  3. Graft took bribes

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Political Machines
  • Helped government
    officials/themselves
    get elected
  • Helped immigrants
    get jobs, homes in
    return for votes

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Thomas Nast Political Cartoonist
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