History: the 20th Century Migration

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Many issues arose from the rapid population growth in American cities. After reading in the book the one issue that really sticks out for me is the improper sewage disposal. Human feces contain E-coli with can make a person very, very ill, which is another issue that was hitting hard, disease and illness. It was hard to control disease and illness in a population that greatly outnumbered medical professionals. The homicide (murder) rate increased greatly twenty five for every one million persons that’s a large number, with limited police force the homicide rates and crime rates met extreme highs. Other issues that arose were those of transportation demands, housing conditions, and clean water distribution. Institutions of American urban life responded so poorly due to lack of knowledge, resources and technology. Flush toilets didn’t come around until the 1870’s you can only imagine how much a single toilet was compare it to the price of let’s say the new iPhone the price is elevated because its new people who can afford it will buy it and those who want it but can’t afford it will wait a few years until the price comes down. Being ill-equipped was detrimental to some cities who experienced fires such as Chicago and Boston. Without the resources, knowledge, and heck even able bodies men to be firemen or police men, the institutions of American urban life had no idea how to handle such rapid growth of migration of the time. But because of those struggles we can be thankful for our America as we know it…...

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