Take a look at how American grew in size during the 1800's.  As transportation improved, people began to spread out to different settlements across the US.

Human settlements vary in location, size, and function. Some of the main focuses of settlements are creating economic, transportation, communications, and government systems. Where cities are located usually has a great deal to do with both physical and human characteristics


Assignment...
  1. Read the first section of this article on Akron (click on Akron to access the link)
  2. What made Akron a good choice for a settlement? (5 points)
  3. What caused population to increase in this area so much during the early 1900's (5 points)
  4. Take a look at a map of Ohio...what do you think made Cincinnati and Cleveland such good locations for settlements? (5 points)
  5. Post in the comment section...use complete sentences!



Standard OH Grade 8, Social Studies Standard Geography 1 Compare places and regions in the United States as they existed prior to 1877 with the same places and regions today to analyze changes in land use and population, political, social and economic characteristics.



 


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Max D.
11/23/2011 09:55

One of the reasons that Akron was a good place to settle is that it is placed next to the great lake region. The population in Akron during the 1900's was fueled by the booming rubber business. Cincinnati and Cleveland was a good place to settle because they were near a water source.

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david b
11/23/2011 09:57

1. A good reason for settlement was because it was near the great lake region.

2. The only reason in the 1900s the population went up because people were booming and it was called the boom town.


3. and i t was a good location because it was near water. AND IT HAD A LOT OF LAND AND WATER FOR THERE CROPS.

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Izzy S
11/23/2011 09:57

Akron was a good choice for settlement , because it was a strategic point at the summit of the developing Ohio and Erie canal , in 1825 . The reason that Akron's population grew so much during the early 1900's is , because it became " The Rubber Capital of the World ." Cincinnati and Cleveland were such good settlements . because they were both close to the rivers , good for trading .

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Anthony.K
11/23/2011 09:57

What made Akron a good choice for the settlement was that it was connected to beaver, And Pennsylvania. But the population steadily grew and the reason was that Akron was the "rubber capital of the world". what made Cleveland and Cincinnati a good place to settle was that they were close to the water.

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Tricia B.
11/23/2011 09:57

Akron was a good place for settlement, because it was strategic point at the summit of developing Ohio and Erie canal, in 1825. The population increased because of The Rubber Capital 1900's. Cincinnati and Cleveland are a good location for settlement because they are by rivers.

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Jordan B.
11/23/2011 09:59

The reason Akron is a good choice for settlement is because it's by the great lakes (water) and there were farms. There was a population increase in Akron in the 1900's because Akron was considered a "Boom town".The reason that Cleveland and Cincinnati were good locations for settlement because Cleveland is close to water and Cincinnati was close to water and had good soil for farming.

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kayla l
11/23/2011 10:00

One thing that made Akron a good choice for a settlement is because it is located by the Great Lakes region. the cause the population increase because of it landmarks. Cincinnati and Cleveland are such good locations for settlements because they are close to the Great Lakes.

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Tanaya D.
11/23/2011 10:35

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Emma S
11/23/2011 10:43

They consider Akron as a wonderful settlement because it is by the Ohio Erie Canal. It was also the fith largest city in the U.S. The population was increasing because of the economy and the companies. Cleveland and Cinncinati is by The Great Lakes.

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Dajon D.
11/23/2011 10:46

Akron is a good settlement because akron was a strategic point at the summit of the developing Ohio and erie canal.population increase in akron because the cereal, lamp also toy and marble and tire and rubber were made in the city.

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jordon w
11/23/2011 10:47

Akron was a good location because of the interstates,ohio river and railroads.many people came 2 ohio because of the river and railroads.Cleveland is good because is near lake Erie, Cincinnati is good because it has the the two major teams the Bengals and the reds

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branden
11/23/2011 10:47

Akron is a good settlement because we have the fastest growth.

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Jenna C.
11/23/2011 12:09

2. It was a good place of settlement because of the canal. ]

3. It was a "boom town" at that moment.

4. Cincinnati is right on the Ohio river, which was convenient for shipping and travel. Settling in Cleveland was convenient for travel.

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Rashed B
11/23/2011 12:12

Akron was a good place to settle in because of the Ohio Erie Canal.people went down there cause there were a lot of jobs like cereal and rubber factories.Cleveland had lake Erie and Cincinnati because it had the Ohio river.

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Kala B.
11/23/2011 12:14

Akron was a good choice of settlement because of the Ohio Erie Canal.The population in Ohio area increased because of tire jobs,cereal industry's, And toy industry's and there lots of jobs.Cleveland was a good settlement because of the lake Erie and Cincinnati was a good settlement because of the Ohio River.

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Cody N
11/23/2011 12:16


Akron was a good place for settlement because the Erie Canal led to the Ohio River which led to the Mississippi to transport crops, tires, grains by boat.

Population grew in Ohio in the late 1900s because of the Goodyear Rubber Industry which led more Americans to Ohio for jobs.

Cincinnati and Cleveland were a good place for settlement because Cleveland sits by Lake Erie and Cincinnati sits by the Ohio River.

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Steven Riffle
11/30/2011 07:19

is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Summit County. It is located in the Great Lakes region approximately 39 miles (63 km) south of Lake Erie along the Little Cuyahoga River.During the 1910-1920 decade Akron was the fastest growing city in the country and experienced a 201.8% population increase becoming a boom town. World-renowned industries including the cereal, lamp, toy & marble, and tire & rubber were flourishing in the city at the time.Cause we are by water and other states they didnt have water back then all they had was boats.

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