urbanization

Events

1840

1840

Urban population began to grow

1844

1844

nyc had first full time police force

1853

1853

First paid fire department

1870

1870

filtration introduced for water safety

1873

1873

Street cars in San-Francisco

1874

1874

Fire sprinkler introduced

1879

1879

NYC passed a law to create better living conditions in apartments

1889

1889

Ellen Gates Starr founded Chicago hull house

1890

1890

By this time irish residents doubled in NYC

1890

1890

Jamie Porterbarrett founded locust street social settlement- 1st house for african american settlers

1897

1897

Electric subways in boston

1900

1900

Most cities has full time pro fire stations and developed sewer lines

1906

1906

San Francisco Earthquake

1910

1910

Immigrants were more than half of 18 major american cities

400 settlement homes across the country