Industrial expansion after the Civil War brought significant changes. The states became increasingly urban. The cities grew in population tremendously. By the 1920’s more people lived in cities than rural areas. Masses of people moving to cities resulted in the new ideas of telephones, trolleys, and electric light. New inventions are what allows these cities to develop and allows more people to live closer together. The size of the cities also grew. Skyscrapers pushed cities upward and new transportation systems pushed them outward. The “peasant villages” were now transformed into “elevated trains and deep tunnels” Mark Wyman, "Coming and Going," 86. The population growth was due to immigration in the United States. Cities were the main place that the immigrants settled. With America becoming more urban and industrial, it played a huge part on how humans now would spend their free time. If the states in America did not become more industrial, the world in general would have been set back. It would have been longer before we would have electricity, transportation, and technology.
Migration and immigration was extremely popular after the war. Everyone was moving into the cities to economically grow. African Americans migrated because of the effects Jim Crow Laws created. They were looked at harshly by police,