Life in the cities during the Industrial Revolution 1800-1914

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Life in the cities during the Industrial Revolution 1800-1914

Post  Pacome Schembri on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:21 pm

Once the Industrial Revolution advanced, cities came to dominate the West. Daily Life in general underwent dramatic changes. The way cities were planed out started to change. City planners constructed spacious new squares and boulevards. Avenues were made up of government buildings, offices, stores, and theaters. Planners destroyed medieval streets and built wide boulevards and public buildings. Since lots of construction was happening it gave many people work. Streets were being paved making urban areas more livable. Soon gas lamps and the electric street lights made everything more secure. Police forces were organized and gave cities more protection. Sewage systems were being made underground which made cities healthier to live in. By the 1900 architects were using steel to construct buildings. In most American cities the rich Slowly moved out of the cities and into the country living pleasant lives. The poor on the other hand moved into the cities, where they were crowded into slums near the city center, near to all the factories. Even though Cites were improving Slums remained super bad. Big families were most of the time lived in one single room. If a member of a family died, got sick, or could not get employed it would ruin a family. There was a lot of crimes made around these areas. Cities attracted millions of people, everyone wanted to experience the city in someway.

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World History text book grade 10.



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Re: Life in the cities during the Industrial Revolution 1800-1914

Post  Nathan on Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:51 pm

wow life of a commoner really sucked, bu the sad thing is is that the slums and these type of living conditions still exist today, you would think we would have done something about that by now

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Re: Life in the cities during the Industrial Revolution 1800-1914

Post  Paola fix on Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:15 pm

Even though we have now advanced a lot in cities around the world, crimes still happen and other bad things. slowly, i think technology will slow down the crimes and other things going on in popular areas. however there are different cities that may or may not have problems...

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