American Urbanization started like a wildfire and it spread so rapidly that facilities and institutions in society could not keep up. From 1850 to 1900 America completely changed from its agricultural state into a new industry based society. The four paramount changes that occured during America’s urbanization period were new immigration, the build up of cities (skyscrapers and mass transit), living conditions, and boss rule and the rise of mass consumption. Even though the changes during urbanization did not come easily due to immense diversity, they still paved the way to modern day America. The American dream: a promise of freedom and opportunities for prosperity and success.
By 1920, 50% of the population was now living in urban areas, whereas before it was only 5%. Henry Ford also developed his model T Ford during this time and sold 15 million by 1927. More and more “white collar jobs” such as law enforcement and business became popular during these times and steered them away from physical labour such as mining and farming, as America was now progressing towards an urban culture. Less manual labourers were needed during this time because the use of machinery flourished. Productivity did increase as a result and with this a lively consumer culture was created, with advertising becoming a crucial factor in promoting new products and developing the economy.
The 1920’s was a time of major change for America, both economically and socially. This economic change can be attributed to the mass production of automobiles. The largest car company at this time was the Henry Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford’s industrialization of the automobile changed people’s lives, altered America’s landscape, and created more employment opportunities. Henry Ford played a major role in the economic and social changes that occurred in the 1920’s.
City life was not the best. Cities were usually overcrowded, most immigrants lived in tenement housing. But soon urbanization picked up, and it got better, when neighborhoods formed, and people could breathe better with more space. America 's economy was and still is described as capitalism. And with the invention of the light bulb, the assembly line by Henry Ford, and the automobile, Mass production was able to support the rising economy of the U.S.
The period of time after the Civil War and before World War I was a period of tremendous change in America. Although immigration is a major tenet of the United States, due to the changing economy, improvements in transportation, a shifting of the American people to the city, and deepening class divisions, industrialization was the most powerful force shaping the country between 1865 and 1914, followed by urbanization, and finally immigration. The most noticeable effects of industrialization are changes to the economy, alterations in the distribution of wealth, and the rise of organized labor. Overall, the growth of industry raised the standard of living for most people. But over the course of the second half of the 19th century, economic
The biggest social problem the migrants faced was the housing problem. It was one that could not be immediately solved since the problem was of such a vast magnitude. As stated earlier, the population of U.S. cities increased exponentially during the first few years of the migration. By 1919, New York’s population had increased by 66 percent; Chicago’s by 148 percent; Philadelphia’s by 500 percent and Detroit’s by 611 percent (1). This meant that these cities were faced with serious housing concerns that citizens would have to endure for a while.
The 1920s ushered the rise of electricity in urban cities, which now inhabited over half of Americans. The rise of electricity in cities led to mass consumption for the more common use of vacuums, washing machines and refrigerators. Many people could not afford these items and utilized credit, which allowed them to “get it now, pay tomorrow.” Although many people did not have sufficient money to buy the item “ on the spot,” plenty still bought into the stock market which seemed to be rising at the time. Also, the rise of the advertising industry made Americans desire many more products, this included the automobile. Cars
History has seen many changes throughout its history. Two of these were the Industrial Revolution and New Imperialism, which both heavily impacted the modern world. The changes brought about the modern world some positive than negative situations. During the imperial there were situation that help build the modern world and things that didn’t quit work such ads working on their feet for hours and not taking a break, worker her beaten, however there were positive such as growth in cities and created faster transportation, and created resourceful invention car and or plan. There were positive and negative effect on the new modern world which help create the new government and society.
As companies were easing back from the war-time economy, people were buying more things. As the elected presidents of that time gave tax cuts and vetoed bills in their favor, companies were growing. With the growth of companies, their workers were getting higher wages and more people were employed, giving them excess money. More money meant that people were able to buy things previously unable to. Some of these new things were like the Model T Ford, the Band-Aid and the television.
Car prices were decrease significantly so that they could be affordable to the people. Henry Ford who established the assembly line, helped reduce the time it took to make a car, with the assembly line cars were being made within 1 hour and 33 minutes. Automobiles, in turn, stimulated the growth of steel, glass, and rubber industries, and much more. Consumer goods were available for women and men due to the advertising, which developed new methods of alluring buyers to impulse new products through new
This refers to the population expanding into low-density areas, typically car-dependent. In the GTA, there are high-density, central urban areas like downtown Toronto, but the population is growing into large areas used for detached housing that require the usage of cars for transportation, like Richmond Hill. Such an urban sprawl would only naturally lead to an increase in cars, going from an estimated 2 million registered automobiles in 1987, to 2.75 million in 1999. In turn, from 1987 to 1999, this contributed to a 27% increase in gasoline input and 27% in carbon dioxide emissions.
The average price of the condos on the waterfront went from $219,000 to $200, 000 in the past few months (Seward pg.2, 2015). This decrease in housing prices is not common, though. It is found that when gentrification occurs, the average rents in a neighborhood rises. This is due to new renters who come to these neighborhoods who can afford to pay higher rents which raises the rent (ICPH pg.2, 2009). Resultantly, this causes people to move due to the increased rent.
There were numerous amounts of soldiers that fought from the union who volunteered to fight during the American Civil War. Moving forward into the 19th century, Detroit started to develop and become more prominent during Gilded Age. The Economy was rapidly growing and so was the city. It was a beautiful city, which was full of green space, culture, and stunning architecture. Detroit was one of the earliest states in America to build some of the tallest skyscrapers.