Rise of the American Cities (Industrialization, Economic Boom, Urban Sprawl)

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    Pre- 1920s impacting industry

  • Assembly Line created by Henry Ford

    Caused more industrialization, jobs, mobility, urban sprawl
  • 23.6% of women worked outside of the home

    (jobs in industry and urban were becoming more common than rural)
  • census reports more americans live in urban areas than rural areas

    Urban Sprawl
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    Roaring Twenties

  • 10 million automobiles made (more urban sprawl possible)

    Caused the Rural families to be able to go to the city more frequently and made everyone more mobile. People moved to the cities.
  • Invention of the Bulldozer (room for more industry)

    Allowed for more industry and cities to be made.
  • Department of Agriculture calculated the migration in favor of cities was one million

    Urban sprawl evolving
  • Constant Strikes were being made

    Wanting better wages with the rising prices, competition of urban jobs
  • Stock Market crash

    Caused a deep depression for Urban citizens
  • National Housing Act

    Created single family homes in the suburbs
  • Oil discovered and caused a great boom

    Economic prosperity and the availability of cheap gasoline and refined oil.