American urbanization and nycPresentation Transcript
American Urbanization & New York City By Kyle Fluck History 141
The Rise of NYC Originally New York City was called New Amsterdam, It was founded by a Dutch man named Henry Hudson. Across the ocean in Europe, New York became a place known for a new beginning and opportunity. Modern capitalism was created in New York, it became the fastest growing city in the 19th century. New york is known for its multi-racial, multi-cultural, commercial setting.
1609-1825 New Amsterdam's name was changed to New York in honor of the Duke of York. The city of New York was under English rule for 100 years, its commerce and trade was controlled by the English, after the revolutionary war the Declaration of Independence was recited in Manhattan. The Erie canal became one of the biggest and most efficiant trade routes in the world.
1609-1825 This was a sad time in Americas history, there were hangings, burning at the stakes and no sense of equality. This time period was largely marked by slavery, many slaves and immigrants were brought to wall St. and traded, this led to the capitalistic fundamentals on which wall street was built and to this day runs by.
1929-1941 The Great Depression came from the historic stock market crash of 1929. This day is historically known as “Black Tuesday” and was the fastest decline of the economy to date in U.S. history. It left millions of people unemployed and the whole nation in a panic. A political moment was also a large part of this time frame, President Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal which stressed the 3 R’s of Relief, Recovery, and Reform. This deal followed the Great Depression and was enacted to help the country get back on its feet. FDR’s “New Deal” was to provide unemployment relief, health, social security, housing and labor reform.
1929-1941 After the Great Depression and from the help of the “New Deal” better times came for New York. The following years marked a great time in New Yorks history, it is known for the boom of industry and building of monuments we all know now. During this time the Brooklyn Bridge was constructed, this is one of the great symbols of New York. The building and establishing of Central park also came in this time.
City of Tomorrow1929-1941 The great buildings and monuments we know of New York came from great architectural minds. Robert Moses is perhaps one of the greatest minds of this time, he is considered the master builder of New york. He developed a plan for the traffic congestion that was so bad in NY. He tried to solve this problem by developing tunnels and bridges to ease the congestion and provide alternate routes. Instead of creating a solution it only created more traffic, and his implemation of toll roads raked in large amounts of money that Moses used at his disposal to build whatever he pleased, his building whims did not reflect that of the people though.
Mike Clough ( A merger that put New York on top) New York, Boston, and Philadelphia were all fighting for the top spot in being Americas commercial capital. New York's advantages were obviously its location and ease of trade ports such as the Erie canal, it also was the home for Americas stock market and its ever growing capital markets. A merger between AOL and Time Warner would ultimately keep the west from taking New York's position of economic and global prominence. New York's greatest key for success was its leaders abilities to envision what the future would hold for the economy as a whole and how New York's advantages could help it continuing growing. The discovery of electricity and inventions of the wireless radio, telephone, and motion picture really solidified New Yorks economic power in America. New York can really be considered the most well rounded State in America because of its ability to control or coexist with its rivals in any major field or market across America.
Immigrants and CitiesTranslantic Immigration America is distinctive and well rounded among all other countries in the world. Over time the landscape of America has consistently evolved, yet has maintained the same focus in being a great country characterized by its differences yet united in the same idea of freedom and equality for all. During the 19th and early 20th century America was known as a land of opportunity and became a destination for many foreign immigrants seeking a fresh start. While America was not the only country attracting immigrants it was certainly the most popular. And while 25% of the people who came left after collecting their wealth most stayed to continue developing America into the country we know now.
Cities In America America is not known for any one city or landmark, it is diversified and holds so much history in so many different places. Almost every state has its own bit of history related to the making of America. American cities are built on the idea of greatness and power, they are designed for economic growth and efficiancy for its inhabitants, they are known across the world.
Transatlantic Immigration As the industrial revolution came about so did advancements in transportation. This provided a change in boating transportation that led from sailboats to steamboats thus enhancing immigrants ability to travel faster to America. With the immigration also came those who doubted what was happening, especially since some immigrants came to gather wealth then went back home, this method did not sit well with many Americans. This led to Immigration laws which led to the stop of mass immigration after 1914. Although mass immigration discontinued it still led to the many advancements in transportation and the many cultures and people that inhabit America and make it such a great place.