Chicago - City of Broad Shoulders

This course is about Chicago, We will cover the history of the city and region, the politics, corruption, arts, plans, neighborhoods, humor, achievements and the future of the City.

Chicago 1833 and 1837

Chicago was organized as a Town in 1833 and Incorporated as a city in 1837. Chicago was ideally situated to take advantage of the trading possibilities created by the nation’s westward expansion. The completion of the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1848 created a water link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, but the canal was soon rendered obsolete by railroads. Today, 50 percent of U.S. rail freight continues to pass through Chicago, even as the city has become the nation’s busiest aviation center, thanks to O’Hare
and Midway International airports.
  1. City of Chicago :: Chicago History

    "It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." - Mark Twain, 1883. Chicago ...

  2. History of Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The history of Chicago, Illinois, has played an important role in the history of the United States. Americans founded the city in 1833. The Chicago area's recorded ...

  3. Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Further information: History of Chicago and Origin of the name "Windy City". The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of ...
  4. 1601 N Clark St
    (312) 642-4600

    Chicago History Museum

    Zagat: 25 / 30
     · 36 Google reviews
  5. 740 E 56th Pl
    (773) 947-0600

    DuSable Museum of African American History

    Score: 25 / 30
     · 14 Google reviews
  6. 11141 S Cottage Grove Ave
    (773) 785-8901

    Historic Pullman Foundation

  7. 1800 S Prairie Ave
    (312) 326-1480

    Glessner House Museum

  8. 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
    (312) 922-9410

    The Field Museum

    Zagat: 27 / 30
     · 132 Google reviews
  9. 5757 S Woodlawn Ave
    (312) 994-4000

    Frederick C Robie House

    Zagat: 26 / 30
     · 7 Google reviews
  10. 800 S Halsted St
    (312) 413-5353

    Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

    Score: 19 / 30
     · 11 Google reviews

  11. Chicago History - A View On Cities › ..

    Louis Jolliet, a Canadian explorer and the French-born Jesuit Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans to discover the Chicago area in 1673 1673 - First ...

  12. Chicago History Museum | Chicago: Crossroads of America

    Our permanent exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America has something for everybody. Explore the city's history through a series of galleries that highlight ...

  13. Chicago History Museum | Classroom Resources

    The Chicago History Museum's classroom resources include curriculum for grades 3 ...Explore the city's rich and diverse history through ten award-winning ...

  14. Chicago — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

    Explore the history of Chicago, Illinois, the largest city of the American Midwest. ... The most notorious gangster in American history, Al Capone ran Chicago's ...

  15. American Experience | ChicagoCity of the Century - PBS

    ChicagoCity of the Century: Chicago rose from a swampy frontier town to become the quintessential American city.

  16. Chicago History | Newberry › Research › Catalogs and Guides › Research Guides

    Chicago: A Chronological & Documentary History: 1784-1970. Dobbs ... The Newberry collections contain so many materials on the city of Chicago that keyword ...
  17. News for city of chicago history

    1. StoryCorps booth allows Chicagoans to make history into a microphone
      Chicago Tribune ‎- 16 hours ago
      Oral history has deep roots in Chicago. The city was the launchpad for "This American Life," the weekly public radio show that broadcasts true ...