19.)With over eight million people, New York City is most heavily populated city in the U.S Between 1800 & 1900, the population of New York increased from about 80,000 to over three million people. In the years after the Civil War, the population of New York City tripled. With a large influx of European immigrants New York became known as the "melting plot." New York has always had the highest population density of any U.S city. According to the 2000 census, New York City has about 26,403 people per square mile almost twice the numbers of people per square mile as Chicago.
Based on the statistics in the text and your knowledge, what was most likely the biggest challenge for city officials because of the wave of immigrants?
A.)Keeping up with housing needs***
B.)Finding jobs for everyone
C.)Protecting those already in the city
D.)Increasing mass transportation
Your answer is correct. All those immigrants had to have someplace to sleep!posted by MsHemmoPenguin
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