Cause And Effect Essay On Chicago Fire

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The Great Chicago Fire burned for two days straight. From October eighth to October tenth, 1871. There are many questions people ask about the fire. Like what "caused it to burn out of control?" People also ask about the effects the fire had on the city and its residents. Plus, sometimes people will ask "What happened in the aftermath of the fire?" Those are all very good questions, that should be answered. What caused the fire to burn out of control? Well, there are many answers that people have said over the years. Legend has it that a cow kicked a lantern over and caused the fire. But, other people disagree with that statement. As read on an article from History.com ", but other theories hold that humans or even a meteor might have been responsible for the event that left an area of about four miles long and almost a mile wide of the Windy City, including its business district, in ruins." There also could have been other factors such as a dry strike of lightning. But, the factor that caused it to burn out of control was the wind. That is now why Chicago is called the windy city. The effects the fire left on the city were tremendous. But, the effects left on its residents were even bigger. The city was completely destroyed, and costed the city over two-hundred million dollars…show more content…
But, the effects left on its residents were even bigger. The city was completely destroyed, and costed the city over two-hundred million dollars to fix. But, even though the city was destroyed it could be replaced, but the lives lost could not. An estimated three-hundred people died in that fire. The effects left on the families that lost a loved one was greater than the loss of their homes. Though, people were still mourning their loss, they quickly began to rebuild what they had lost. Soon after the fire, reconstruction efforts started to appear quickly and started great economic development plus quite a bit of population

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