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  • How People Dealt With These Problems City Life and Problems
  • Sanitation and Public Health
    • Public utilities provided clean water and sewage service.
    • By 1900, there were over 3,500 public waterworks nationwide.
  • Transportation
    • The cities used the horse car and later the elevated railway, trolley car, and subway.
    • The elevator opened up new heights in vertical transportation.
  • Crime
    • Cities formed police forces.
    • Attempts were made to enforce the Puritan Sabbath, and restaurants and amusement parks were closed.
    • Methods identifying criminals, such as the use of photographs, were improved.
    • Electric lights helped make city streets safer.
  • Poverty
    • Reformers wrote books to appeal to the public conscience so action, like legislation, could be taken to combat the effects of poverty.
    • Also, settlement housed were established. They provided services to people in a neighborhood and taught social responsibility.
  • Recreation
    • Parks such as Central Park in New York City were built as “a great breathing space for the toiling masses.”
    • Chicago opened a World’s Fair.
    • Electricity enabled shops to remain open after dark, which stimulated night life.
  • Adult Education
    • In 1876, the American Liberty Association was founded to encourage “the best reading for the largest number at the least expense.”
  • Merchandising
    • Department stores were opened. They sold nearly all kinds of goods in one location.