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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?

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

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.

E

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

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