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Transcript of Urbanization Presentation
Negatives of Urbanization
-living in a city
Water and Sewage Systems
Poor living conditions in Slums
High concentration of automobiles and industries
Disease can spread more easily
-Provides easy access to tall
-Made living on high floors easier to manage.
harsh working hours
53 hrs/wk in 1900
In some places, unsanitary working conditions
unsafe working conditions
Almost 1,500 workers were killed in coal mine accidents in 1900
-Provided more living space
-More efficient use of land
Puritan Work Ethic
Self-Made Man (Horatio Alger)
-More visibility during the night time
-Made traveling at night safer
Parks and Theaters
Education and Libraries
-Easy access to water when needed
-Everyone has the chance to become educated
-More people are literate and can have the opportunity to read books
-Entertainment for the common people that is affordable
-Artifacts made public
Change in Water Cycle
Precipitation in surrounding areas will change
Destruction of Natural Habitats
Excessive energy waste
Benefits of Urbanization
The belief that hard work and actions were meant to order one's daily life, in accordance with godly principles, for maximum effectiveness.
"redeem the time"
A series of books written by Horatio Alger about success
Promoted ideas of luck and the "American Dream"
Poor boys become successful boys due to luck and fortune rather than hard work
The idea that the principles of evolution seen in Charles Darwin's theory could be applied to society and/or politics.
Survival of the fittest in society- will lead to social progress as superiors will out-compete inferiors.
Although popular at one point, generally negatively perceived
Has motivated ideas of laissez-faire capitalism, but also of fascism, imperialism, eugenics, and Nazism
Close ties with Nazi Germany
Justification for actions given by propaganda about "survival of the fittest"
Officers chosen by fighting
Good historical evidence of Nazi ideology influenced by social Darwinism