Do you know life was like in the late 1800s? There was lots of things happening like urbanization and immigration.There was many problems because urbanization and immigration but was eventually addressed.
There was many problems with urbanization in the late 1800s. The first problem is bad infrastructure. The infrastructure wasn’t good for how many people were leaving in these cities. This is why the cities were so cramped because the structure wasn’t built to have that many people. This shows that this was a problem with urbanization. Another problem is poor housing. This is why many people were starting to get health problems. The cities were crammed and lots of houses were very dirty with many people living in one house. This shows that this was a problem of urbanization. Another problem is pollution. With lots of more people in the city there was more pollution due to cars and all the factories. The factories were the biggest part of it. This shows that the pollution was a problem. Urbanization was getting worse because of all these problems.
There was many problems with immigration in the late 1800s. The first problem was overpopulation because there was lots of immigrants coming to the U.S. and many of the cities were starting to get really crowded. This caused more traffic, lots of noise, and lots of more air pollution. The article says “Noise, traffic jams, slums, air pollution, and sanitation and health problems became a commonplace.” This shows that population was a problem because it made cities a lot more crowded. Another problem with immigration is not enough jobs. There was too many people in cities and manufacturers starting giving more jobs to immigrants because they paid them less money. More than ? of workers were immigrants in 1880. This shows that this was a problem because there wasn’t enough jobs to go around. Another problem is there was many more diseases. With more and more people in the city there was many more diseases around. Also because the city was crowded so the living conditions weren’t that good. This shows that this was a problem. With more and more immigrants coming to the U.S. all these problems were getting worse.
Eventually the U.S. had a solution to urbanization and immigration. One solution is the Progressive Movement. This was a time in the late 1800s and the early 1900s where the goal was to stop corruption in America stop the wealth bosses from their spot of power. It says “ Period in American history between 1890 to 1920 with the main goal of eliminating corruption in society and removing the wealth bosses from their positions of power.”(Notes). This was a solution because they were trying to make the American society better. Another solution is Increasing government efficiency. They were trying to make the government more powerful and more responsive to citizens. This helped a lot with urbanization and immigration because the government had more control. This shows that it was a solution because they tried to make the government stronger and more efficient. Another solution was protecting social welfare. People had bad working conditions and low pay. They were trying to fix this because people were having bad health conditions from this. People wanted a good working environment to work in so that’s why they wanted to protect social welfare. This shows that most of the problems with urbanization and immigration were fixed.
As you can see there was many problems with urbanization and immigration but there was eventually a solution. This is why the U.S. is they way it is today.