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Rapid Urbanization. Zoe, Tal, Richard, Sam M. Background info. Not easy to make a living Natural disasters hit farmers Urban population increased Urbanization is the growth of cities Available jobs and housing Industrialization and immigration Technology improved. Challenges.

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rapid urbanization

Rapid Urbanization

Zoe, Tal, Richard, Sam M.

background info
Background info
  • Not easy to make a living
  • Natural disasters hit farmers
  • Urban population increased
  • Urbanization is the growth of cities
  • Available jobs and housing
  • Industrialization and immigration
  • Technology improved
challenges
Challenges
  • 1879- NY passes a law that set minimum standards for plumbing and ventilation in apartment buildings
  • To meet the standards, land lords began building dumbbell tenements, long narrow, five or six-story buildings that were shaped like barbells
  • Public parks, walk ways, and bike paths were put into action as a response to the overwhelming pollution that was being produced by mechanical machines
benefits
benefits
  • Protection of workers
  • Opportunities
  • People coming together
  • Consumers
  • Cultural opportunities
  • Settlement Houses
problems solved and unsolved
Problems (solved and unsolved)
  • Poor housing
  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Public Systems cannot handle number of people
  • Urbanization causes pollution in forms of air, water, and soil
  • Sanitation in the streets were horrible
  • Dead animals
  • Open sewage
  • Horse Manure
to what extent can rapid development of a country be controlled
To what extent can rapid development of a country be controlled?
  • Build trains/roads from the Southern farms to the Northern cities so it’s easier for farmers
  • Taxes can be lowered on rent in big cities so more farmers can afford to move them
  • Create more opportunities for jobs
  • Regulation of the people who go in/out of an area to create a balanced population
multiple choice
Multiple choice

1. Who is Jane Addams?

  • A peace advocate
  • Co winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Least influential members of the movement
  • All of the above
  • A and B only
multiple choice1
Multiple choice

2. What were some benefits of Rapid Urbanization

  • There was opportunity- People left subsistent farming
  • It was not easy to make a living in the late 19th century and early 20th century
  • Most immigrants settled in cities because of the available jobs and affordable housing
  • Natural and economic disasters hit farmer
  • A and C only
multiple choice2
Multiple choice

3. What is a political machine? Choose the best answer.

  • An organized group that controls a political party in a city and offers services to voters and businesses in exchange for political and financial support
  • A machine in the History Department
  • Gained control of the local government in Baltimore, New York, San Francisco, and other major cities
  • All of the above