Until the late 1800s, most people in America lived in small farming communities. The Industrial Revolution changed all that as people came to the cities looking for work. European immigrants arrived in America hoping for a better life. New inventions, such as the telephone and electric lights, made life easier and more comfortable.
Questions and Answers
Question: Did the factory workers live in the cities?
Answer: Initially, most of the factory workers lived in crowded apartment buildings, often under appalling conditions. As people became prosperous, they moved out of the cities, creating the first suburbs. Trolleys provided transportation from the suburbs to the cities.
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