Running Head: HISTORY
Effects of growth of cities in the early 1900's to the development of our country.
Tracing the development of world cities, the first growth was witnessed in Mesopotamia
in Asia around 7500 BC, and the growth continued until it reached America. Numerous theories
tend to explain the ancient urbanization by a single factor, such as economic benefits. Still, they
fail to incorporate the range of variability which are documented by world-leading archeologist.
Geographical diversity and diversity of function are what was considered as the requirements of
a city. Despite the population of the city, natural resources were put into consideration since they
were the things that could attract more people into these areas.
As of 1800, only about 2% of the world's population is believed to have stayed in urban
areas. Again, the newly faced urban regions were seen as some of the unhealthiest places to live
in. However, with the increasing world population, people were forced to look for residential
homes in other areas, which later turned into cities. The development of towns continued up to
the 1900s. During this ti...
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