This PowerPoint talks about how the technologies of the late 19th century and early 20th century changed life in urban areas. It is a simple, colorful, and engaging presentation that includes key terms. It is appropriate for special education students, English language learners, and students who struggle with grade level material generally. This PowerPoint was created to go along with Chapter 8, Sec. 1 of the textbook "The Americans:Reconstruction to the 21st Century, published by McDougal Littell.