I think that the most major demographic change in Texas over the years would definitely have to be population growth. Texas is fast growing and we are a very diverse area. Many rural areas are becoming urban areas and it seems like is happening quickly. The population growth can be credited to three major factors: natural increase due to the difference between births and deaths; international immigration; and domestic immigration. (Champagne & Harpham, 21) Texas seems to be urbanizing more and more.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
For the great majority of Americans, their standard of living remained the same, or even declined in response to the rise of tenement housing and an influx of immigrant workers. However, those with some wealth were afforded great opportunity with the rise of industry as humongous department stores filled with every nature of good arose to support a growing demnd from a muchneeded middle class composed largely of industry managers. As the gap between rich and poor grew, so did their standard of living as these department stores afforded the middle class dress goods, stationery, and jewelry (Document I). Labor forces, Populist party members, and those victimized by Big Business all helplessly contended that the government at all levels had
The 1950s: A Decade of Prosperity or Hardship? “10 Amazing Years, 1947-1957: A Decade of Miracles” U.S. News & World Report, Volume 43 December 27, 1957 The last year of an amazing decade is about to end [1947-1957]. These 10 years have been a time of change and accomplishment unmatched in the history of America, or of any other nation. In one brief, 10-year period, America’s face was remade. Vast suburban areas sprang up to receive millions of Americans pressing out from cities.
Argument The Hart-Celler Immigration Bill was passed over forty years ago, on Oct. 3, 1965. “The legislation, which phased out the national origins quota system first instituted in 1921, created the foundation of today's immigration law.” Today, the unexpected has happened and has created the greatest wave of immigration in our nation's history. More than eighteen million legal immigrants, over triple the number during the previous thirty years, as well as undocumented millions of illegal immigrants have come to America since the law's passage. And the new immigrants are more likely to stay in America for the remainder of their lives. In addition, this new, inflamed immigration flow came from countries such as Asia and Latin America.
Although there are many similarities between the development of Chicago and Chongqing, the speed and scale of Chongqing’s development is unprecedented and puts it in a class of its own. Chongqing is growing eight times as fast as Chicago had, averaging three hundred thousand new people a year. These citizens migrate to cities like Chongqing mainly for employment. In China, there is a massive pool of labor that will work for very low wages, as many Chinese individuals are used to surviving on less than two dollars a day. Combine inexpensive labor with modern factory technology, and one may understand the reason for huge investments in city expansion projects and infrastructure, and perhaps the Chinese competitive advantage.
Children are also closer to schools, parks, friends and soccer practice. Another advantage of the bigger city is the growing economy has a better job market with higher paying professional positions available. Young adults often choose to live in apartments, that are close to colleges, work, and to nightlife and entertainment catering to their interest, are all in walking distance. You will also find high-end specialty shops that cater to the wealthier spenders, and business professionals. The growing economy makes the cost of living more expensive, the overpriced houses are closer together, so you have very little yard to keep up with.
Abigeal Aboaba History 4/26/12 Period 6 The Harlem Renaissance In the years after World War I, large groups of African-Americans began to make their way up North in order to take over factory jobs that men who had gone to war had left behind. This period where there was a big influx of African-Americans who migrated from the rural South to the urban North is referred to as the Great Migration. Integrated in these groups were people that possessed talents in poetry, politics, music, and literature. Many of these opportunities were only available to the blacks due to the sizeable growth of the economy during the 1920s; otherwise known as the Roaring Twenties for this very reason. In response to the large number of African-Americans in the north, a movement known as The Harlem Renaissance began, which introduced a culture with new innovations in art, music, and literature that were up until then, unprecedented.
The factory system affected American life in many ways. First, it helped the American economy grow because goods were cheaper, more people could buy them. As people bought more, the factories needed more workers and more workers meant more people who were earning money to buy things. Second, the factory system contributed to the growth of cities. A single factory might hire thousands of workers.
The number has decreased slightly. (1990: 11%; 2010: 9.6%) There is a gradual growth in the Asian population visible. From 1990 to 2010 the percentage of Asian people, living in Los Angeles County, has risen by three percent. Clearly visible is the small amount of people with a Native American background or a Pacific-Island background. These ethnic groups can be considered minorities.