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City Planning

The Industrial Revolution was a time when machines were introduced to America in the late 1800s, with the invention of the steam engine, train, and car later in the Industrial Revolution. Many factories were built. Many workers lost their jobs in the industrial revolution.

In this glogster we will inform you about how we would accommodate the steady flow of new immigrants if we were mayor of a large city that was a popular immigrant destination.

We would have one big hospital right in the smack center of the city. People could work their and everybody would get paid fairly. At the moment, not many nurses are trained. This is because the medical schools would cost a lot of money. Since many of the nurses were not actually good nurses, many of the patients would die. Also, at the time, there were no cures for major diseases, such as typhus and typhoid which had a mortality rate of 60% to 65&In 1877, the first nursing school opened, in Rochester, and this led to more nursing schools in different places. The Nurses that went to nursing school did better than the nurses that did not.

Housing was a major problem in the era of immigration. People were packed into overcrowded tenements, with an enormous rent per month. This will explain what we could suggest to make the living conditions better for the 5,000 new immigrants per day. To house the people of our city we would have 3 huge apartment complexes about a good 10 miles away from each other.Look what these places look like. Also, we could have construction teams so people could buy a house if they got rich and wished to get a separate house.

There was a big problem with schools at this time! Only some people could go to school. And the only reason was because of religion. So some of the people with maybe the greatest brains ever seen were turned away just because of their not being Protestant. Most of the schools would not be close, and they would walk 4 to 5 miles to get to school. Boys would be kept separate from girls during lessons. And, back then, the school year would only be 132 days!




By: Griffin Cherniss, Arhan Amrith, John Paul Jones Goodwin, and Varun Warrier.

The sanitation condition of the major cities in the U.S. was very bad. There were apartments and they were called tenements. In the tenements there was not enough space to house the people that lived there. A floor that would usually have ten families would have fifty families. And the families would have livestock in the backyards of the tenements. And the livestock would make dung and then the people would not clean it up and have to walk through the dung to get to the one pump for the whole building and that would track the dung back into the tenement. For our solution we would have workers going around every week cleaning up the city and we would encourage the citizens to do so also.



For jobs we would have an entrepreneur economy and for the “fixed” jobs we would have a cotton mill with reasonable pay and construction workers. We would also have maids and servants. People could work as doctors or police officers or firefighters and people who work at the subways or trains. I would also have workers going around every week to clean up the city. I would have taxi driver. I would also have several traffic cops to control all the chaos. There was not good snow removal and most of the time, so the snow would not be removed until late spring or early summer. One job that did not require much intelligence was being a street sweeper. You would commonly be seeing these on the street.


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