19th Century Urbanization

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The Industrial Revolution brought about the promise of a better life. There were many who were able to find employment in factories and construction. This lead to overpopulation in some areas in the cities. Overpopulation brought a need to house the new influx of people The decline in urban communities seen today can linked to the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century. Many of the people who had been living in rural areas and working on farms believed moving to the city would increased their likelihoods for attaining a job that would improve the quality of life for their family. However, many of those who migrated into the urban area found themselves unemployed and living in low income communities. This was a direct result of the…show more content…
No help came to the blacks who were one of the people groups populating the decaying urban areas in mass. This was impart to the political disfranchisement caused by the Jim Crow laws. Political disfranchisement happened for the Blacks although the 14th and 15th Amendments were in place. States placed restrictions on voting to prevent the Blacks from voting. The restrictions included literacy tests, Poll Taxes, and all white primaries. With no power to vote and push change for their homes and employment issues it took a long time for real change to happen. When people moved to a city for work in the industrial factories they found themselves unemployed in a restructured housing area with deindustrialization and little help under political disfranchisement. Other issues contributed to the urban blight during the 19th century. There were the patterns of development, culture, demographic, transportation, and governmental. This is still an issue that has seen very little attention. Although political disfranchisement is passed there are still the issues of housing, deindustrialization and more that need to be addressed before the urban blight can be truly
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