Detroit Essay

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  • Reputation In Detroit

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    Katie Kop Mrs. Yegge AP English 6th hour 13 April 2017 “Detroit: Is a Comeback in Store?” Reputations can be very deceiving.  They cause you to think a certain way about something without forming your own opinion first.  Reputations are like stereotypes: they both make you conform to other people's views about a subject without getting to know it for yourself.  The city of Detroit falls victim to having a bad reputation.  The Motor City is known as being corrupt and left for dead; it is called hopeless

  • The Success Of The City Of Detroit

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    The city of Detroit was the city of opportunity, wealth and place where anyone could pursue their American dream. In early 1910’s innovative inventor, Henry Ford brought automobile industry into american soil. First and biggest factories of automobile manufacturing was opened in several places in Detroit. Detroit became third biggest city in the United States with largest population during 1950s. Automobile manufacturing was the base of Detroit’s economy for decades. However, today its not like it

  • A Detroit Interstate Sign

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    recession. This impacted Detroit, the Motor City, greatly. Thousands of people were out of work, many companies leaving the area, and the overall moral of the city changed. The ad starts out with shaky footage of an industrial city looking pretty gloomy. This illustrates how many view Detroit. The narrator of the ad starts the monologue of by posing a question, “what does this city know about luxury? Hm?”. This statement use irony to make the audience think. An image of a Detroit Interstate sign is presented

  • The Economic Disaster Of Detroit

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    Detroit, Michigan once stood as the epitome of industrial American cities. In the mid 1990s Detroit had the highest income per capita and a booming automotive industry. During prohibition in the 1920s Detroit served as a major gateway for the importation of alcohol from Canada, whereby it thrived from this lucrative business. Also, around this same time the automotive industry was growing at a pace where jobs were begging to be filled, and the population of Detroit rose to nearly 2,000,000. There

  • Detroit: The Fallen City Essays

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    Detroit: The Fallen City The city of Detroit, Michigan has always been known as the motor city for its car plants, a.k.a. “The Big Three” and Motown records, a.k.a. “Hitsville U.S.A.”. These are just some of the many things that made Detroit one of the thriving and driven cities within the United States. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end Detroit knows this hardship all too well. Detroit a city that once flowed with economic resources now struggles to compete with other

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Requiem For Detroit '

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    Julien Temple in his 2010 documentary, Requiem For Detroit?, brought light to the evolution of the motorcar industry in Detroit and how it affected the development process throughout the state. Detroit’s development was dependent on the modernised industrial revolution that brought forth the expansion of suburban life and growing consumerism. This also came to be known as the ‘American dream’. He also foregrounds to his viewers, what a post capitalist society looks like which came as a result of

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Requiem For Detroit '

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    Requiem for Detroit? is a historical documentary, released in 2010 and directed by Julien Temple, about the decline and collapse of Detroit, one of America’s largest cities. It chronicles Detroit’s journey through its success in the automobile industry all the way through its urban decay and industrial collapse to the present day. As the film draws a close, Temple also suggests some ways forward for Detroit. He presents possibilities and clearly shows which he thinks is most likely through his use

  • The Era Of Detroit 's Skyline

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    Think about Detroit and what it is today, would you have thought that Detroit’s skyline was the greatest in the world for architectural style? Well, you may have to change your mind. The roaring twenties were a time of growth and great economic wealth for many places, especially the United States and Europe. With new technology anything could happen as some would say it. Automobiles were very important and started to grow in the eyes of manufacturers and consumers. Detroit was growing with industrial

  • The Unemployment And Crime Rate Of Detroit

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    Detroit In early 2014 Detroit became the largest U.S city to ever declare bankruptcy. The City’s current poverty rate is horrendous. It has thousands of vacant or abandoned homes, and communities without the expected municipal services. Detroit even shut off the water to thousands of customers who were late or haven’t on their water bill. Detroit also has the highest murder and violent crime rate of any major city in the country. FBI statistics shows that Detroit logged in 316 murders and non-negligent

  • Gender-Polarized Voting In Detroit

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    In the past decade Detroit municipal government has undergone rapid changes in its institutional functions. The city government once allowed for all nine members to be elected at-large but since a 2009 referendum was held with overwhelming approval that amended the city charter, Detroit now requires that just seven of its nine councilors be elected via wards or districts while two of the cities councilors are elected at large. The change that occurred in the city of Detroit was seen by many as being