In Erik Larson’s novel The Devil in the White City takes place during the Gilded Age. During this period of time everything appears good and golden on the outside when in reality everything was full of corruption. In the novel, the author takes the reader to the city of Chicago, where the city is “swelled “in population causing the city to expand in all “available directions” (Larson 44). As Chicago became the “second most populous [city] in the nation after New York” there was an urge that city show off to the world and the nation of how great it was through the Chicago World’s Fair (Larson 44).
FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED AND CAMILLO SITTE: NOT AS DIFFERENT AS THEY FIRST APPEAR Harkening from different sides of the Atlantic, two influential urban planners worked to transform the blossoming urban environment of the nineteenth century, albeit with very different approaches. This essay will be looking at the ideals and some of the work of Frederick Law Olmsted and Camillo Sitte. Born within just over twenty years of one and other, Olmsted in Hartford, Connecticut, and Sitte in Vienna, both men had careers encompassing fields well beyond urban planning. Not a planner by training, Olmsted delved into the world of planning when he and Calvert Vaux won the design competition for New York’s Central Park in 1858.
He was incredibly forward thinking and invented the modern style of presidency. His political agenda, called the Square Deal, focused on rethinking the government’s
Many times, the strength of an establishment is not fully realized until it has proven its ability to overcome a setback and become better for it. Chicago is a primary example of a city which proved its strength by undergoing disaster, and becoming better for it. Perhaps the most jarring of these disasters was the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, symbolized by the second of four stars on the Chicago flag. This tragedy, claiming the lives of hundreds and causing millions of dollars in damage, was horrid, but the city overcame and grew to be one of America’s most influential cities. A crucial element of Chicago’s history, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 can be understood by studying the cause of its severity, its impact on the city, and the recovery efforts of the people.
Wicker Park was just a prairie before two brothers Charles and Joel Wicker purchased land along Milwaukee Avenue in 1870. When the Great Chicago Fire happened, and the city was starting to rebuild itself some chicagoans looked beyond the city limits. The land attracted families wanted to rebuild after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The Great Fire spurred the first wave of development. Homeless chicagoans looked for building new houses.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe: The Man Who Built America, Above & Below Most know Benjamin Henry Latrobe as America’s first professional architect, and the designer of the US Capitol. What many do not know is that among his several architectural achievements, this man also developed a fresh water system in early urban areas from Philadelphia to New Orleans. Biography/Background: Latrobe was born May 1, 1764, near Leeds, England. He attended Moravian schools as a child and later went on to be educated in England and Germany.
In the 1860s, the production of war materials became a high level of importance to industries and companies in Atlanta. This increase of production led to the increase of the railroad system. Although present and in use before the Civil War, the railroad gained a new purpose and aided in transportation of materials throughout the region and increased the spreading of ideas and innovations. Before troops left for the March to the Sea, in 1864, “fire and Union soldiers demolished the city’s railroad depots, the roundhouse, the machine shops, and all other railroad support buildings.” (Ambrose)
From the Constitution’s ratification in 1787 through the 1850s, many American historians shared the consensus that the founding fathers had designed the Constitution the way they did because they were trying to protect the citizens and their rights. James Kent was one very prominent historian among this group. In his book, Commentaries on American Law (1826), he stated “THE government of the United States was erected by the free voice and joint will of the people of America, for their common defence [defense] and general welfare...and it is justly deemed the guardian of our best rights, the source of our highest civil and political duties, and the sure means of national greatness.” (Kent) Essentially, James Kent was trying to convey the point
This convention was where the United States Constitution would be ratified and drafted. Franklin was the oldest delegate that attended this convention at the age of eighty-one. He helped found the society for Political Inquiries. Franklin supported proportional representation in Congress. He liked the Great Compromise which helped result proportional representation.
Project 1 Assignment: Hollyhock Comparison Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date of Submission Introduction The Hollyhock House was designed by Frank Lloyd and is regarded as his greatest achievement in California. It displays a mélange of architectural themes that works perfectly well, yet many people feel that he is not solely responsible for the work.
Jobs were being created as a result for the need of supplies. As the leading industry of manufacturing, Detroit was transformed into production of war vehicles and needs. Recruiters traveled to the south in promotion of
The immense growth of industry and an increasing drive to move further westward from 1815 to 1860 marked a time that would forever change the fabric of America. Economic and territorial expansion would further drive sectionalism within the nation and disrupt national unity to a nearly unfathomable extent. Watt and Boulton experimenting with steam in England, Whitney combining wood and steel and creating the cotton gin, Slater dividing factory work among men, Morse spanning a still growing nation with the telegraph, Field expanding transportation and linking the market with steamboats– these men and many more crafted a mighty revolution of industry. This great growth in economics marked the fall of agriculture in the great race for economic
The changing environment where the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has existed has been the cause of Cleveland’s public housing challenges. Ernest Bohn, also known as the father of public housing, got Cleveland an early start in the issue. He was the first and longest-serving executive director of the Cleveland-based public housing authority, holding the position for thirty-five years. He was had the power to take advantage of early programs that were foundations of the 1937 Housing Act to create some of the nation’s first public housing (Chandler, p. 228).
When the founding fathers established the government of America, it is clear that they had the intent of establishing a government that valued principles such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and had a strong separation of powers. This is clear when we read the Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, and the Constitution. But does our current government value those same principles? I am going to argue that, no, it does not. If the intent of the founders was followed today, the government would be neither neglecting the First and Fourth Amendments, nor slowly degrading the separation of powers to the extent it has in the past 100 years.
Following the first industrial revolution was the second in the 1880’s. This revolution was centered on steal, oil, railroads and electricity. Again there was a massive demand for unskilled workers to man the assembly lines and equipment in the factories. The