Research Paper On The Chicago Fire Of 1871

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How often do you think of historical disasters? The Chicago fire of 1871, also called the Great Chicago Fire, burned from October 8th to October 10, 1871, it was probably one of the most dangerous and is still one of the most important historical disasters that has happened to Chicago. Thousands of buildings were destroyed due to the fact that in that time period almost everything was made out of wood. The fire had made thousands of people homeless. When the fire burned out reconstruction began and came to what is transportation and the buildings there today. Although the true cause of the fire may be unknown to the world, the Chicago fire was still one of the most important event in Chicago. The Chicago fire began on the night of October …show more content…

When the fire finally came under control it was October 10, 1871, when rained helped the firefighters finally control it and eventually stop the flames. The fire had a devastating ending leaving up to 100,000 people homeless and an estimate of 300 people killed. The fire had also destroyed about 17,000 buildings leaving up to an estimate of 200 million …show more content…

Due to the reconstruction, new buildings began to rise, new ideas, the fire caused great economic development and population growth. As architects were making new plans for buildings that were used for big businesses came forth the foundation for a new modern city. The new city made population growth increase rapidly, within a few years population in Chicago it doubled. However before the new city came to be, the reason there even was a new city is because there was still railroad tracks intact that were not destroyed. Therefore this helped aid the damages the fire brought by transporting materials and all of the necessary supplies to help rebuild the burned city. he industries that surrounded a river n addition to the agricultural fields and trade kept the city’s finances as stable as possible, and where able to give jobs to thousands of people. The Chicago fire was a catastrophic historical event with an even more drastic aftermath. Chicago experienced a type of great rebuild, after the fire more laws were passed for example buildings had to be constructed with fireproof materials and had to have the necessities to put out a fire quick ass possible however these materials are much more expensive than wood. However, many poor people couldn't afford the fireproof materials or the necessities for the materials they need. Many people didn't have money or materials they need to build these types of homes. Many people had fire

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