Suburbanization

Surbanization is the growth of the suburban area, including the creation of transportation tools by building the roads for people traveling to the city for working and back home. The Surbanization increases the numbers of household and leads to the creation of  Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that people can more easily to get loads...

The Great Migration

The first Great Migration, African American moving from the South to North, is on 1910-1940 and the second one is on 1940-1970. The Great Migration is one of the biggest movement in the US history. There are many reasons cause The Great Migration to happen such as the segregation laws on African American are...

American Ghetto

  GHETTO AMERICA. Digital image. GHETTO AMERICA. N.p., 14 June 2009. Web. 19 Mar. 2017.   The origin of this word was in Venice and it was used to describe areas of a city were Jews not allowed and segregated. A definition of the word ghetto in the United States is a community that...

G.I Bill

G.I. Bill. Digital image. Doing Something Right for the Veterans: The GI Bill of Rights. Oregon State Archives, n.d. Web.   The G.I Bill also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, was a law created to provide benefits to veterans who were returning from WWII. The law was created by the American...

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Photo courtesy of 401(K) 2012. Established in 1934 through the National Housing Act the FHA’s primary purpose is to ensure banks that mortgages made to private citizens will be paid in part should the loan be defaulted on. In theory the FHA was meant to expand the housing market by improving the bank’s confidence...

Blighted Lands

Photo courtesy of Samuel Kenyon. A blighted property is defined as being deemed unfit to live in by Housing Authorities. This may be because of vermin, lack of basic needs such as hot water, or a fire hazard situation. “Blighted Lands” in then is a group of contiguous such properties. These are often neighborhoods...

The New Deal

Image Source: http://apushcanvas.pbworks.com/w/page/52180645/New%20Deal%20Cartoon%20Explained Prior to the New Deal, the Great Depression resulted in many losing their jobs, unemployment, the city was very unclean, didn’t have enough regulation, and people were developing more sicknesses. In 1933, President Roosevelt created the New Deal that provided federal programs as a method to fix the downturns that the Great...

Slum clearance

  Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147607961@N02/33101097550/in/dateposted-public/   Slum clearance or Slum removal this were used to rebuilt low-income communities with very poor reputation compare to others neighborhood development, this was part of the urban renewal strategy. President Truman observed that “Five million families are still living in slums and firetraps. Three million families share their homes with...

National Housing Act of 1934

Image Source: https://rowellsapushistory.wikispaces.com/National+Housing+Act The Housing Act of 1934 was part of the New Deal and during the time of suburbanization. Before the Act, people had to pay for their household mortgages at an onset, but many couldn’t pay due to financial instability and this hindered people from allowing to keep their homes. The purpose of...

Industrial City

Image Credit: Kyle Pearce Cities grew increasingly fast during the industrial era, making cities the center point for overpopulation. The industrial city became known during the late 19th century. It is a city that increases in population due to massive urbanization, in search for better job opportunities. This eventually led to sanitation problems, overcrowding,...

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