This expansion of cities made the needs greater for the cities to grow, so we see the creation of the industrial core. The growth of the middle class and suburbs was a result of the urban boom. The social classes start to come in place because of the middle class. Many people look at the social division as a bad thing, but if all of the people were rich than there would be no need for the growth and develop. That is what makes the Gilded Age a celebrated time, it was not perfect time period by all standards but this idea of the social division was important to the growth of this county at this time.
Engineering advancements of skyscrapers and bridges produced mesmerizing beauty that attracted many Americans and immigrants towards those areas, essentially contributing to the population growth similar to how transportation brought people to the cities. However, though the developments of skyscrapers and bridges painted a pleasant image of American cities, the mass residential housing (slums) presented a more contradictory portrait. Typically, these unhealthy and insanitary tenements built alongside great architectural projects usually resided New Immigrants and poor Americans from the West and the South. Though many of these areas were crowded and displeasing environments, different cultures and traditions developed, making living situations a more homely area, especially for the New Immigrants. In addition, despite the unpleasant living conditions, these tenements also provided homes for people leaving or escaping their current home(s), allowing people of many different backgrounds to begin new lives in the land of full of
Their efforts to expand trade routes through long distance markets created a system of new production and export demands. These changes brought long-term transformations to society that brought the medieval times into a modern era. This new type of manufacturing system, which were controlled by independent classes, created a crucial division of labor and capital. Gains were mostly contributed to the
From the late 19th to early 20th centuries, American urbanization led to job opportunity in new bustling cities, technological advancements in transportaion, sanitation, and engineering, which led to an improved standard of living. All these benefits far outwayed the disadvantages of poor living conditions and racial and religious descrimination because the advancements that took place in this time period still effect American life
As the development of the society and the rise of capitalism, modern cities appeared and urbanization become possible in the United States. Urbanization is “the process through which people migrate from the countryside to urban centers” (Boyle, 311). People move to cities due to various factors, and one of the main reasons is that there are many new opportunities in the urban areas, which attracted people to come. As a result, people could earn money, enjoy better social services, and increase social class at cities. People understood urbanization through urban ecology, which is also an idea from Darwinian “the process through which social groups compete for urban space and shift and sort themselves into different neighborhoods or niches, according
Throughout the course of history, technology has played a substantial role in the development of cities. Technology ultimately made everything more efficient. As seen in Jackson’s text Crabgrass Frontier, Jackson talks about the impact that technology had on the age of subdivision. Houses were improved after the war, and population increased. With the increase of population, more minds were put into the field of technology.
The next positive aspect which is taken into consideration is that the developing countries now can receive sources of capital, new technologies from developed countries, which is very essential for the growth of a country. And in return, the developing countries let the developed countries’ companies do business in their countries. For instance, you can see McDonald’s store in almost every countries. In general, globalization has benefited both developing and developed nations, and became one of the most important factors that affect a country’s
Many people were promptly moving to the cities of the east and midwest. There was progress in the diversity of the labor force in the economy. These immigrants fulfilled the demand of the dramatic rise for factory labor. The expansion of the urban population due to the development and access to transportation helped stimulate new technological and industrial developments. By the mid-nineteenth century, reformers and architects began to call for a safer, ordered city than what was previously before (little central planning of a city).
Profit from increase production used to invest further innovations and inventions. Factory systems were so good because of the efficiency, productivity, and quality control of a factory was because of the division of labor. This was a process by which the key tasks in manufacturing were identified and assigned to individual workers to specialize, perfect and repeat with dispatch. Introduction of financial innovations such as stock markets, joint stock companies, and national banks were all instruments for a new free-market economic system that had been evolving over centuries. The feudal system was the old system.
Inspired by european city rebuilding projects, American cities started clearing away older neighborhoods and creating grand avenues with impressive buildings. The only problem with the growing population was finding housing for the new residents. In Document 6 Nash explains how urban geography changed with emerging central businesses, few people living downtown, middle class residential areas stretched out beyond working class neighborhoods, and the growth of the suburbs which led to better transportation. Many of the rich lived in palatial mansions in the heart of the city while the moderately well to do took advantage of less expensive land on the outer edges of the city thus leading to what was known as the growth of the suburbs. However the poor could not afford housing in the city or in the suburbs and this led to the growth of tenement housing.