Exam Question 1 Deprivation is the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society. A key statistic that stands out in the data is that Liverpool has 50% of very high levels of household deprivation. This shows that the biggest need for regeneration is in Liverpool by far. The deprivation in Liverpool could be due to the industrial decline suffered in Merseyside during the 1980’s. When a city suffers an industrial decline, there is often a rise in unemployment, and there will also be a lot of derelict and unused land left behind.
The number of people behind bars has grown substantially in many countries over the past 20 years.” (para. 9). Better policing can also be attributed to the decline in crime rates as evidence of the growing prison population. According to Mitchell (2010), "In Denver, 30 of the 2009 murders — almost 80 percent — have been solved, according to Mary Dulacki, records coordinator for Denver police.” Per a Denver Police spokesperson, another factor in the reduction of murders is the improvements with emergency medical treatment and services. First responders are able to save more lives than in the past (Mitchell, 2010).
Manchester DBQ Throughout history, major revolutions have created conflicts in modernizing cities by rapid population growth and other contributors. Over the course of the nineteenth century, the growth of Manchester raised concerns about its suffering population and the unclean city, but it also spread increasing industry across Europe; all of which gained reactions of pity, rage, and prosperity. Manchester’s population suffered both from poor labor conditions and lack of rights, which drove them to pursue what they deserve with rage. An uncleanly city created a rampant increase in disease and poverty in Manchester bringing a need of peed. Although Manchester grew in poverty and wrath, the fruits of its industry continued to bring prosperity to the wealthy both in the city and around the globe.
Tuberculosis, typhoid and cholera were diseases that developed in many cities killing thousands. Adding to these unbearable conditions, air pollution and malnutrition became a huge and deadly problem. Crime, Alcoholism and prostitution started becoming natural outcomes for individuals that were dealing with these ongoing problems. Also not only the living conditions were unlivable, working conditions were even worse. Depending on the hours throughout the workday, workers shifts could be doubled and workers could be working up to six days a week.
Industrial towns were traditionally disgusting, overcrowded and dirty. Industrial towns were characteristically horrendous places to live in. Due to a large population boom in the early 19th century, hundreds of people flooded into areas such as Bradford and Leeds where they could get a job in the mills and factories. As the population in these areas continued to grow, the towns became disease-ridden and overcrowded. Some industrial towns were so overcrowded that more than ten people could live in one single room, something that was not uncommon in this period.
The industrialization of Manchester was successful for the modernization of man, yet its growth also raised many concerns in society. The health issues were one of the major problems raised from the growth of Manchester, since the spread of disease throughout the city was extremely common as presented in Document 6, “The annual loss of life from filth and bad ventilation is greater than the loss from death in modern wars”. This shows how the rapid growth of Manchester created unsafe areas that easily allowed illness’s to be spread. Also, the physical conditions in the factories caused many problems for the workers’ health. A French women’s rights advocate, Flora Tristan, said that in the factories, “They (the workers) are all wizened, sickly and emaciated, their bodies thin and frail, their limbs feeble, their complexions pale, their eyes dead… O God!
With the arrival of the Industrial Revolution, society was wrenched into a new era; one where there was a desire for social respectability, and where the workhouses, which came largely under construction in the mid-19th Century after the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, loomed as a constant threat to the very poor. Social discipline became a key motive for hard work; despite a large majority of people living in appalling conditions, “(Manchester was described as) heaps of offal, refuse and sickening filth are everywhere and dispersed with pools of stagnant liquid. A horde of ragged women and children swarm about the streets and they are just as dirty as the pigs which wallow happily on the heaps of garbage or the pools of filth. On average 20 people live in each of these houses of two rooms, an attic and a cellar. One privy is shared by 120 people”, the workhouse was not only a threat in terms of the physicality of it, but it also represented a loss of earnings and poverty associated with poor social respectability.
The most affected areas were the smaller communities, the rural areas and the less hygienic areas which were emptied and thoroughly became depopulated. However, there were also some areas where the population was already so low that the plague could not progress and spread as much as it did in the populated cities and closely tied villages and counties. As more people began to move into the cities and villages the plague spread and resulted in more deaths. Fleeing from a place that carried the disease only led to the further spread of the plague in other parts of
During the early nineteenth century there were a number of small manufacturing companies but it wasn’t until Cornell University was established that the economy of the county stabilized. Attracting students, faculty, and many new residents to the county. Population growth in the twentieth century continued constantly mostly because of the university increased yearly in size, introducing faculty, hiring local staff, and drawing students in growing numbers, with the addition of Ithaca College it opened it’s doors in 1892, at first a music academy, then expanding into a number of fields. By 1910 there were 33,647 residents in the county. The increase thereafter was slight until 1940 when the total population of Tompkins
5,313 people in Springfield suffer from asthma, and over 5,000 people die every year from an asthma attack. The city of Springfield’s high asthma rates can be blamed on dust mites. Springfield has many older buildings and older housing stock. Older buildings in Springfield have more dust mites compared to the newer building in Springfield because typically older buildings tend to have more of a connection of dust mites, mold, and many other asthma triggers. The ventilation in older houses causes poor air conditions and makes living conditions hard.