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1) What factors shaped the move from colonial, country life to modern, urban life? What was urban city life like during the rise of urbanization? How was it different or similar to modern urban life?

2) With the emergence of urban cities came the need for a distinct city government, including the role of the boss. What were the positives and negatives of having a boss in the city government? Do you think the boss and the political machine are similar to current local systems of government? Why?

What are some good websites I can use to answer these questions.

  • History -

    I suggest you Google the keywords in those questions.

    urban life history
    city government history
    cities bosses

  • History -

    Thank you again Ms. Sue. BTW I received an A for my Industrial paper. Those sites you gave were great.

  • History -

    Congratulations! :-)

    If you get stuck on your research for this paper, please post again.

  • History/Ms Sue -

    Thank you for the suggestions, but for some reason on Question 1 after looking at your suggestions, I am still stuck. Any more ideas?

  • History -

    What factors shaped the move from colonial, country life to modern, urban life? What was urban city life like during the rise of urbanization? How was it different or similar to modern urban life?

    2) With the emergence of urban cities came the need for a distinct city government, including the role of the boss. What were the positives and negatives of having a boss in the city government? Do you think the boss and the political machine are similar to current local systems of government? Why?

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