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Urban Reform
<ul><li>1920 ~ for the first time, ½ of U.S. population lived in cities  </li></ul>Urbanization <ul><li>Fear of cities ~ h...
<ul><li>Some progressives wanted to “clean up” the cities  </li></ul>Urbanization <ul><li>Main reason:  help poor people a...
<ul><li>Rundown, low-rent apartment buildings </li></ul>Tenements
 
 
<ul><li>Progressives pushed for legal changes </li></ul>Tenements <ul><li>1901 law in NY State ~ provided requirements to ...
 
<ul><li>Community centers in slums that gave aid and friendship to local residents, especially immigrants </li></ul>Settle...
<ul><li>Most famous ~ Jane Addams’ Hull House </li></ul>Settlement Houses
Chicago ethnic community settlement pattern, 1900.
<ul><li>YMCA ~ opened libraries, swimming pools </li></ul>Other Organizations <ul><li>Salvation Army ~ fed the poor and ca...
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    1. 1. Urban Reform
    2. 2. <ul><li>1920 ~ for the first time, ½ of U.S. population lived in cities </li></ul>Urbanization <ul><li>Fear of cities ~ home of immigrants and urban problems </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Some progressives wanted to “clean up” the cities </li></ul>Urbanization <ul><li>Main reason: help poor people and immigrants lead “better” lives </li></ul><ul><li>Teach imms. middle-class ways ~ assimilation! </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Rundown, low-rent apartment buildings </li></ul>Tenements
    5. 7. <ul><li>Progressives pushed for legal changes </li></ul>Tenements <ul><li>1901 law in NY State ~ provided requirements to make new tenements safer & more hygienic </li></ul>
    6. 9. <ul><li>Community centers in slums that gave aid and friendship to local residents, especially immigrants </li></ul>Settlement Houses <ul><li>Promoted education and social services </li></ul>
    7. 10. <ul><li>Most famous ~ Jane Addams’ Hull House </li></ul>Settlement Houses
    8. 11. Chicago ethnic community settlement pattern, 1900.
    9. 12. <ul><li>YMCA ~ opened libraries, swimming pools </li></ul>Other Organizations <ul><li>Salvation Army ~ fed the poor and cared for children in nurseries </li></ul><ul><li>Concern for the child was central to progressivism </li></ul>
    10. 13. The End

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