The city is a bad place to live!

Population in the city rose..

Once many families moved into the cities, factory owners were startled and rushed to biuld housing for them. Since they were rushing to build them they were poorly constructed and built. They were built touching eachother in long rows; people lived in crammed and uncomfortable conditons.

Living Conditions

If you were employed and with a one bedroom house, shared with other families and no running water you were considered lucky. Poor families only had a basement or an out house to sleep. Orphans and unemployed families were forced to live in the street.

Bad Air

Working class neighborhoods were dirty, crowded and polluted.  Roads were dirty and trashed due to no trash collection. Crime was also a big problem since there was no police enforement. In the 1842, as a farmer you were expected 38 years of living, as a worker you were expected to live only 17 years. This was because in the cities there were many diseases like , typhoia, measles and cholera. They spread very quick and raised death rates.

Urbanization turns good!

Urbanization was the start of new industries by concentrating workers and factories together which became soucres of wealth. Sidewalks made these areas more clean and livable.Once sewage systems were put in cities became much healthier. Once skyscrapers were built, the city started to become a better place to live.