Rapid Growth of Cities “We cannot all live in cities,” wrote journalist Horace Greeley, “yet nearly all seem determined to do so.” Greeley was describing the growth of American cities in the late 1800s. Urbanization The rate of urbanization was astonishing. Urbanization is the rapid growth of city populations. In 1860, only one American ...

The Spanish-American War and World Power 72–73 • Immigration and the Growth of Cities 74–75 • The United States Enters World War I 76–77 • A Widespread System of Segregation 78–79 • Reforms Change America 80–81 era 8 The Great Depression and World War II, 1929–1945 82–91 Urbanization- growth of cities 3 reasons cities grew in late 1800’s and early 1900’s New immigrants arrived in cities for work As farm machines replaced farmers they moved to cities African Americans left South after Civil War and came to Northern cities. View Rise of NYC video