Chicago, 1831
Chicago, 2009
Chicago, 1831
Climate <ul><li>Perfect! </li></ul><ul><li>Great soil for farming left behind by glaciers. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive gro...
Water <ul><li>Plentiful access to freshwater for drinking (Lake Michigan, various inland lakes). </li></ul><ul><li>Plentif...
Trade Partners <ul><li>French are first Europeans to enter area. </li></ul><ul><li>Benign relations with Native American g...
Motive <ul><li>Chicago was established by traders.  Their desire to build a city FOR trade and making money would make it ...
Money <ul><li>Established as a city to trade – money is motive for creation of a city! </li></ul><ul><li>Profit from early...
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Building Chicago History

  1. 1. Chicago, 1831
  2. 2. Chicago, 2009
  3. 3. Chicago, 1831
  4. 4. Climate <ul><li>Perfect! </li></ul><ul><li>Great soil for farming left behind by glaciers. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive growth (trees, plants) prevent erosion; good for building and eating. </li></ul><ul><li>4 seasons provides for diverse ecosystem. </li></ul><ul><li>Both Winter, Summer, livab le extremes . </li></ul><ul><li>Native animal population good for food , not too hard to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>Abundance of Water. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Water <ul><li>Plentiful access to freshwater for drinking (Lake Michigan, various inland lakes). </li></ul><ul><li>Plentiful access to freshwater for sewage (Lake Michigan, various inland rivers). </li></ul><ul><li>Low altitude + lots of water = frequent flooding. </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive network of rivers (and later canals) make transportation ideal. </li></ul><ul><li>Cold winters make transportation impossible. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trade Partners <ul><li>French are first Europeans to enter area. </li></ul><ul><li>Benign relations with Native American groups (Pottawatomi, Miami, Fox Indians). They neither fought them nor traded freely. </li></ul><ul><li>John Baptiste Pointe du Sable was first permanent settler in 1776. </li></ul><ul><li>More Europeans would come, and they would trade with one another freely. JBPdS established the town as one open to anyone wanting to make money and trade. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Motive <ul><li>Chicago was established by traders. Their desire to build a city FOR trade and making money would make it succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Ft. Dearborn was later built by the British (1800). </li></ul><ul><li>Before and after the Fire (1871), has been a city of survival. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Make no small plans” exemplifies the desire to be great (1909). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Money <ul><li>Established as a city to trade – money is motive for creation of a city! </li></ul><ul><li>Profit from early transportation development. </li></ul><ul><li>First becomes major meatpacking & processing town (Union Stockyards). </li></ul><ul><li>Next becomes home to the first retailers (Sears, Wards, Fields, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Is home to the first skyscrapers. </li></ul><ul><li>Hosts the worlds fair to boost economy, make advances in technology, science. </li></ul><ul><li>Home to some of the world's biggest corporations (Boeing, Wrigley, United Airlines, Morton, Tootsie Rolls!). </li></ul>

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