American Studies

Affordable housing and improved transportation allowed people to begin to move away from central cities to the suburbs
Think: When did affordable housing and highways come about?

The industrial revolution gave rise to urbanization
Think: When was the first occurrence of suburbanization?

Although most people live in suburbs, renewed interest in city living begins to create a small movement of people moving back to the central city
Think: When did cities clean up and become areas for entertainment?

People lived in rural areas or small pre-industrial cities
Think: When immigrants first came to the U.S., did they work on farms or in cities?

For the first time in the history of the United States, more people
lived in urban areas than in rural areas.
Think: When Industrialization hit, people had to move to cities to be close to factories. When did Industrialization happen?

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