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"