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New york city

  1. 1. Jacqueline Mougel<br />New York City: The Crossroad of World Trade<br />
  2. 2. Sunshine & Shadows<br />People stack one on top of each other<br />Against all health & safety laws<br />Central Park- social place<br />Great democratic meeting ground<br />Memorial to naval dead<br />Angle of the Wars= symbol of the healing power of nature<br />
  3. 3. Sunshine and Shadows<br />Rich & Poor visit Central Park- all classes & races<br />No other city dedicated that amount of land for a park<br />1860-million people living in New York<br />1865-greatest number of rich & poor living in one area in history<br />2 split cities- rich & poor<br />Starving children, bad traffic <br />
  4. 4. Sunshine and Shadows<br />Poverty- seen as personal problem- own fault<br />New York- richest city in World<br />New York Stock Exchange<br />Industrial Revolution-World of Stream<br />New York Central Station<br /> NY based on making money<br />People living above their means<br />People tried to buy up all the gold to control nation’s economy<br />
  5. 5. City of Tomorrow<br />The Great Depression<br />Before: Fewer than 2 million unemployed in America<br />After:13 million depression<br />Domino Effect: industries fell one after another<br />Hoover Vills- camps in Central Park <br />Thousands of protesters<br />
  6. 6. City of Tomorrow<br />Thought to only last 3 months<br />President Hoover<br />Political officials took most of the money meant to help the poor<br />Couldn’t make a mile of highway in NY<br />
  7. 7. City of Tomorrow<br />Jimmy Walker-mayor of New York borrowed money<br />Walker Trials- mayor put on trial for taking money<br />Roosevelt made sure Walker resigned or was fired<br />Helped made him president<br />Reformers overtook city hall<br />Robert Moses- reformer vs.<br /> Theodore Seedberry for mayor job of NY (WON)<br />Seedberry- personal symbol of NY<br />
  8. 8. A Merger That Puts New York on Top<br />By Mike Clough<br />America Online’s decision to buy Time Warner= New York will or will not dominate the new American global information economy<br />Rivals: Southern California, the Bay Area, & Redmond, Washington<br />Independence: Boston & Philadelphia was ahead of NY<br />New Orleans: challenger to become commercial center of nation<br />New York: Good location of port & growing capital markets<br />NY leader’s ability to envision the future path of national economy & develop strategies to put NY ahead<br />
  9. 9. The Great Transatlantic Migrations<br />1870-1914: US took largest number of immigrants in history- 23 million <br />US- nation of immigrants<br />1924: 5 ½ million foreigners went to Argentina, 4 ½ million to Canada (smaller population= immigration had a larger impact on these nation than US)<br />1914 Argentine: 1/3 foreign-born<br />1914 US: 1/6 foreign-born<br />Brazil – 4 million Europeans, more Italian immigrants than US until 1900<br />
  10. 10. The Great Transatlantic Migrations<br />1870-1917: great transatlantic migration: flow of migrants to US from Europe<br />Steamships took Spanish workers to Argentinean construction sites, German peasant to homestead in Canada, Italian laborers to Brazilian coffee plantations<br />Migration of Chinese, Japanese, Indian workers to Fiji, Peru, California<br />Steamship travel, need for industrial labor force, opening of national borders= people to America<br />Europeans: jobseeks<br />
  11. 11. The Great Transatlantic Migrations<br />European villages migrated in chains following relatives or neighbors<br />Ethnic enclaves replicated familiar ways in new setting<br />Wage-labor immigration was predominantly male<br />1/3 immigrants returned unable to find work<br />US: sheer volume of immigration & diversity of sources<br />3/5 of all European immigrants went to US<br />US developed the most vocal & powerful anit-immigrant movement in New World<br />Anglo-Prostestant society feared dark skinned non- English Catholic & Jewish immigrants <br />