When cities experience rapid growth
When people move to a new country
When industry replaces faming in a country
When the government begins controlling the people of a country
Overcrowding, loss of natural beauty, and transportation problems
Loss of jobs, an increase in farming; and a decline in the nation's economy
A decline in invention and innovation; a decrease in immigration; and corruption in city management
Not enough people to run the factories; overgrowth of trees and grass; and lack of city upkeep
Skyscrapers allowed buildings to house more homes and offices while taking up smaller amounts of ground space. New types of bridges allowed people to travel to nearby places that were blocked by large rivers or lakes. Tunnels were created to travel beneath water and through mountains. Dams were made to maintain the water supply for large cities. Parks were created to keep natural beauty in large cities.
Cars allowed people to travel further in a smaller amount of time. Phones allowed people to communicate with each other over long distances. T.V.s allowed people to get the news before work in order to avoid traffic and be aware of the dangers in the city. Traffic lights were invented to prevent accidents in the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Parks were destroyed to create parking lots and parking decks.
Children began working to help industries grow. The government rose taxes in order to pay for new industries. Monopolies formed to improve the American economy. We developed the Marine Corps to help with our nation's defense. Congress gave money to people willing to move from the large cities to start farms.
New York City, New York
Little Rock, Arkansas