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  • 1. New York CityThe Crossroad of World Trade
    By Tryzon Valencia
  • 2. New York Sunshine and Shadow
    Residents in New York would go to Central Park just to take a stroll when they were in times of despair
    Fredrick Law created a statue on a fountain in the center of the park called the “Angels of the Waters”
    The Angel of the Waters statue was the symbol of the healing power of nature
    New York had 2 sides to it, the rich and beautiful and the dirty dark slums
  • 3. New York Sunshine and Shadow
    Life was desperate, Kids were sleeping on the crowded streets, and disease was among most of the poor
    Poverty was considered a life threat
    New York’s progress in technology and industries made it the richest city of all time
    New York is now considered the busiest and least loved state due to it’s dirty and corrupted streets despite some glories that were born in the very envy of it
  • 4. New York Sunshine and Shadow
    January 23, 1867 the citizens of New York awoke to the East River completely frozen. Blocking all the ferries in ice, stopping all traffic on the harbor and crippling all comers in the city
    Something had to be done so the city of New York decided to expand its space to Brooklyn by creating a bridge over the East River
    Dick Connelly and Boss Tweed were popular characters in New York’s Harper Weekly Newspaper
    Publishers and artist tried to expose Boss Tweeds intentions with political cartoons
    July 8, 1871 finally caught Tweed and he was charged for many frauds and corruptions thanks to the press
  • 5. City Of Tomorrow
    The car made a great change on landscape, it made stores, buildings, and railroads more precious
    The car was great invention and resource coming out of the Great Depression
    As technology and intelligence grew, the city created tall buildings we know now as skyscrapers
    But after the Great Depression, feeling so high and mighty came crashing down making things irrelevant
  • 6. City Of Tomorrow
    The city was soon not in head of its own people, putting them on the streets
    Change was in need, so in the 1930s more structures were made making a more radiant city and providing even a few more jobs
    The concept of the city was that new cities had to made over old cities to become more rich and successful
    The concept of the city was that new cities had to made over old cities to become more rich and powerful
    The depression of the 1930s however became more harsh than ever before, progressions turn to busts that left fewer than 13million people unemployed
  • 7. City Of Tomorrow
    1,600,00 people including children were on relief rolls
    Trash filled the streets leaving hundreds of woman and children with wagons and wheel barrels searching for the smallest of foods and resources
    By 1931 tens of thousands of people had already been evicted from their homes
    People tried banding together with family or friends to keep their homes
    Others who couldn’t sought shelter along the East river, Hudson River and Central Park in shanty towns know as Hoovervilles
  • 8. A Merger That Puts New York on Top
    New York’s dominance in the U.S. trade, especially with Europe, has disappeared
    New York has faced a series of challenges to itself
    New York has two advantages which it’s location and it’s growing market
    Late 19th and early 20th discovery of electronic devices raised New York’s economy
    Internet hurt New York economy, makes their advantages useless
    If Companies don’t share common goal, New York will end and someone else will become the capital of the next American century
  • 9. Immigrants and Cities
    From 1870 to 1920 the U.S. grew into a big urban city due to the growth of industries attracting more and more people to the city
    However, with so many foreigners, mostly from Europe, coming to the States, native-born citizens began to fear the American society maybe “Europeanized”
    From the early 19th century to WWII, the US received over 3/5 of all immigrants Europe sent out overseas
    For every 3 immigrants coming to the US at least 1 returned, either unable to find work, support their families, or invest in land or business
  • 10. Immigrants and Cities
    At least 45 years between 1870 and WWI is when international and transatlantic migration began
    Between 1870 and 1914, tens of millions of European and others crossed and re-crossed international borders and sailed the North and South Atlantic
    Floods would occur when too many people would settle and not enough would leave
    Steamships replaced sailing ships, which increased the rate of migration
  • 11. Immigrants and Cities
    The technology growth in the New World increased the size of steam boats, which meant more people could migrate at a time
    The use and development of railways to ship ports made traveling and migrating more reasonable and easy
    Migrants sought better opportunities, and would have opportunities for families or friends overseas, which prompted people of the same villages to go to the states
    Opportunities for jobs laid under farming, factory, working, mining, and construction jobs