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Question: What caused rapid urbanization in the late 1800's early 1900's!?
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in short the cause was the industrial revolution!. as more rural people came to where the work was, they moved into the cities because it was closer to work!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

As the first two answers said, the industrial revolution!. Prior to the industrial revolution the largest industry was agriculture, most other industries required skilled workers so if you wanted to get into them you had to apprentice yourself to a craft's person in that industry!. But as the industrial revolution progressed folks could be less and less skilled, picking up the skills on the job!. And even before Henry Ford used the production line an early form was already in use where by folks only needed to have a skill or two in one area and the whole could be produced by several folks!. By the mid 19th century the industrial revolution was already seeing a major shift to urbanized areas as the factories were located more and more in large towns and cities!. Which offered more jobs for folks but meant you often had to move into the cities to be near where you worked!. By the turn of the 20th century the industrial revolution had greatly changed the order of things as more folks were moving off the farm and into the city just to find work!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

The industrial revolution! The invention of new technologies and factories located in cities and urban areas!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

wern't some technological advancements the steam engine & spinning jenny[after factories came into play] !?
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