Ever wonder how the cities looked in the 19th century, when now cities are still not perfect? Well, cities in the 19th centuries were very dirty and unlivable. Cities today are livable but not perfect like we all would want.
The government helped reconstruct urban cities by creating settlement homes, government funding many organizations, and a complete renewal of the cities.
City conditions were very poor and very dirty. Many African American families were unfairly treated because of their color and their ability to work. Homes often had no running water or heat. No one really had a "good life", everyone had poor living conditions, and no money to live. Jobs were not easy to get, nor food.