Urban Life emily clark

Jacob Riis once wrote, "Nearly six and a half percent of all, were utterly helpless."

Living in the city during the progressive era was unbearable because the housing was inconvenient, the cities were overpopulated, and there was little to no sanitation.

Immigration was the main reason for the urban population explosion in the United States

Too many people inhabiting cities

Immigrants often faced discrimination from business owners

Minimum safety, sanitation, and comfort.

Poorly built

Improperly installed machines-> health issues

urban centers were often dirty, dusty, and disagreeable

garbage--picked up irregularly-- was disposed of in large boxes kept in front of the buildings

Urban life was less than acceptable during the Progressive Era, and the flaws of the cities even resulted in the deaths of people inhabiting them.


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