This is a 30 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization - The Growth of Cities. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
As immigration exploded, urban populations surged from 6 million in 1860 to 42 million in 1910. Big cities got bigger: Chicago tripled in size in the 1880s and 1890s. By 1900 three cities contained more than a million people: New York (3.5 million), Chicago (1.7 million), and Philadelphia (1.3 million).
In the late 19th century, industry invaded the cities. Previously, cities had served as commercial centers for rural hinterlands and were frequently located on rivers, lakes, or oceans. Manufacturing occurred outside their limits—usually near power sources, such as streams, or natural resources, such as coal.
As industry grew, cities changed. Chicago, had been a railroad center that served the upper Midwest as a shipping hub for lumber, meat, and grain; by 1870 it had taken the lead in steel production as well as meatpacking. Atlanta, another railroad hub and commercial center, also developed a diverse manufacturing sector.
The presentation covers the following:
Growth of Cities
Industries Impact on Cities
Immigration to the United States
The Flood of Immigrants
Finding The Place to Live
New Technology in Building
Commerce & Services
Parks & Open Spaces
Places of Worship
The “New South”
Jim Crow Laws
The Unchanging Southern Cities
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Industrialization & Urbanization.