Daily Life in the Late 1800s
By Amy, Morgan, Jack, Jason, and Clayton
Cities Grow and Change
- The United States and Europe experienced rapid urbanization.
- Between 1870and 1900 12 million people immigrated to the US.
- People started riding bicycles and reading by electric light.
- When people first arrived cities were overpopulated and in bad condition, then the suburbs were born.
Education and Leisure
- New sports like soccer and American football developed.
- There was a need for a more educated workforce.
- Education for girls and the lower class was poor.
- The Linotype and electric press were invented to improve paper printing.
- The Louvre in Paris made art available to the public.
- Romanticism- development of love and emotion in the 1800s
- Realism- the reaction to romanticism
- Romantic movement was a reaction to the Enlightenment
- Charles Dickens- wrote about the struggles of London's poor, called "Hard Times"
- Tolstoy- wrote "War Peace"