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Title: Urbanization


1
Urbanization
  • Chapter 6
  • Section 2

2
Immigrants Settle in Cities
  1. Unskilled work in mills and factories
  2. Cheap, convenient places to live
  3. Social Support of other immigrant families

3
Americanization Movement
4
Migration from the Country
  • Technology
  • African Americans

5
Skyscrapers
  • Why were they built?
  • What new technologies allowed them to be built

6
Louis Sullivan
  • Skyscraper architect

7
A Class System Develops
  • Working Class
  • Middle Class
  • Upper Class

8
Tenements
9
Transportation
  • Horse drawn streetcar

10
Transportation
  • Cable Car

11
Transportation
  • Electric Streetcar

12
Transportation
  • The El in Chicago

13
Transportation
  • Subway in NYC

14
Water
15
Sanitation
16
Fire
  • Why was fire such a problem?
  • 3 Reasons

17
Firefighters
  • Almost all volunteer
  • More of a street gang than a fire department

18
Crime
  • Gangs of immigrants and nativists
  • Pickpockets, thieves and con artists

19
Political Machines
  • An organization linked to a political party that
    often controlled local government
  • Why did they come about?

20
Party Bosses
  • Controlled the machine
  • Provided services in exchange for votes
  • Controlled city finances

21
George Plunkitt
  • Machine Boss in NYC

22
Tammany Hall
  • Democratic Political Machine in NYC

23
Boss Tweed
  • Head of Tammany Hall

24
Graft
  • The acquisition of money in dishonest ways, i.e.
    bribing a politician

25
Patronage
  • the distribution of jobs and favors on a
    political basis, as to those who have supported
    one's party or political campaign
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