During World War I, Black Americans living in the South flocked to northern cities such as New York in the 1920s, in pursuit of a new life consisting of fairer treatment and better pay. This migration posed a new opportunity for African-Americans; a platform for self expression. As a result of this migration, it was not long until the borough of Harlem, New York became a hub of cultural explosion. Historians such as Howard Zinn argue that the economic situation at the time was responsible for sparking such a movement. This is view is agreeable because Harlem truly changed during events such as the American Civil War and World War I when it was subjected to much reconstruction.
Following the great explorative successes, some Americans would soon venture westwards which was largely supported by rhetoric, law and the vision of the founding fathers to have a far-reaching territory. As the manufacturing industry rose in New England, the westward expansion was both timely and economically viable. The American settlers were moving rapidly to what is referred to as the Midwest today and this necessitated the development of infrastructure through the development of canals, roads, and railroads. The rapid expansion of infrastructure, more specifically the railroads, would then purge the country into a new era of medicine, manufacture, and agricultural inventions (Neil, 1964). The Midwest became an inspiration that saw the symbolic development of the American identity in the 19th century with development of acting, painting, and writing.
Through Roosevelt, the United States has become one of the strongest nations in the world. Its influence can be seen around the globe with its strong military and economy. Roosevelt's played a part in the building of the Panama canal, the creation of a strong navy, ending big business monopolies in America, and battles for civil rights (Teddy Roosevelt Legacy). His administration laid the foundation for the United States becoming a world power. Teddy Roosevelt’s administration made the United States a world power and increased its global influence with his direction of imperialism, government projects and policies, and his increased military power around the globe.
Imperialism was a huge motive at this time because of the need for market expansion and national security. During the Gilded Age, America gained Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and gave Cuba their independence, but agreed to place a naval base, Guantanamo Bay, there. Urbanization soared during the Gilded Age as people rushed to the cities for the new
1. The urbanization is a crucial process for the development of any society as it allows to make an emphasis on the development of the cities, where a significant amount of financial resources concentrate. The fact that many people moved from the rural areas to the cities in the middle of the 20th century, caused an immense growth of an industry, trade, and business across the country. There are both positive and negative outcomes of the urbanization; however, these outcomes are most commonly referred to as the push-pull factors. Both push and pull factors can be beneficial for particular groups of people while being disadvantaging to the other groups.
The wealthy tended to associate with the motherland across the Atlantic. The growing artisan community provided a group of people ripe for progressive and radical politics. Additionally, the First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to discuss how to respond to Britain’s latest attempts to exert control over the colonies. By all accounts Philadelphia was quickly becoming the social and political epicenter of colonial life. Paine was able to build a solid following with his style of writing quickly in this environment which played a role in the success of Common Sense.
Whitman was born on the eve of a new era: one of industrialization and the rise of the great American city . The United States was a nation filled with new ideas and it was in these cities, the centers of the new civilization, that these ideas were spread, discussed and developed . Whitman was a keen observer of this urban life that teemed around him and his interest in the development and the future of his country finds expression in much of his poetic work. Though some viewed the felling of the Californian Redwood Tree a “sacrilegious act” , Whitman provides the reader with an alternative perspective in his poem “Song of the Redwood-Tree”. Rather than criticizing the destruction of such a natural wonder, Whitman voices his admiration for the determination of the workers and the technological developments of American society at the time.
Also, the building exemplifies the increase of knowledge and innovation that has developed, and the acceptance of northern ideas that could improve the conditions of the city. The construction of the Equitable building not only drives further exploration of buildings and motivation to achieve new structural heights, but also changes the scene of the traditional southern building image. Even though Root was educated on architecture of the north, he was born in the south. His decision to design this style of building, and at this height, for the city of Atlanta was a radical move and the start of a new and innovative city. The imposing height had inspired other buildings to be developed at even greater heights, testing different formal decisions.
They have made use of traditional urban patterns and have also taken full account of modern technological, social, and economic realities. New Urbanism advocates the creation of metropolitan regions that are composed of: 1. well-structured cities, towns, and neighborhoods with identifiable centers and
While his fears didn't realize themselves, at least not in the way he foresaw them, many passages in this book sound particularly prescient. Especially the thirteenth chapter where you can feel his unease at trusting "moral" behavior to monopolies. He was also uneasy at any few groups claiming privileges. Better than accepting state control and the confusion of state and society he says. Better than abiding the power of the state to repress dissent.