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American cities in the Northeast and Midwest experienced explosive population growth in the late 1800s.

Which of the following is NOT a reason for such growth?


Technological advances in farming techniques meant fewer people were needed to work in agriculture.


Growing businesses and factories meant that there were more jobs available in urban areas.


Incoming immigrants were financially unable to move beyond urban areas and buy property.


Labor unions made it a priority to open up their ranks to immigrants, who they saw as legitimate fellow workers who deserved jobs and fair pay.


Improved transportation meant that relatively cheap food was readily available in urban areas.

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