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(circa 1935) Pittsburgh. Because of an abundance of coal in Pennsylvania which supplied energy to run the steel mills, Pittsburgh became very industrialized early in the twentieth century.

Timeline

1500–1799 ∼ The First Cities

First American city, St. Augustine, Florida settled by the Spanish (1565) / Other early cities established: Jamestown (1607), Santa Fe (1610), Boston (1630) / First Indian attack on Jamestown (1622) / Philadelphia becomes the largest city (1799)

MILESTONES: First African slaves arrive in Jamestown (1619) • Boston Tea Party (1775) • Revolutionary War (1776) • Constitutional Convention (1787)

1800–1899 ∼ Small, Contained Cities

Boston (1838) and New York (1844) form police departments / New York grows to the largest city by 1860 / First labor union formed in the United States (1866) / Introduction of electricity for streetlights (1870.1900) / First commercial automobile produced (1892) / First U.S. subway completed in Boston (1897) /Police training school established in New York (1897)

MILESTONES: American Civil War (1860–1864) • Thomas Edison invents the light bulb (1879) and one horsepower generator (1881) • First transcontinental railroad completed at Promontory Point, Utah (1869) • Fifteenth Amendment declares all men eligible to vote without regard to color (1870) • Henry Ford begins production of the gas-powered...

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