Chicago downtown

Chicago is the third most populated city in the entire United States. The 2017 census-estimate shows that Chicago’s population was roughly 2,716,450. The city is situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. It was in the year 1837 that it has been incorporated as a city close to a portage between the Mississippi River watershed and the Great Lakes. From then on, the city grew speedily into the mid-nineteenth century.

In 1871 the Great Chicago Fire happened which destroyed many square miles and about 100,000 people were left homeless overnight. After that tragic incident, the city took an intensive effort to reconstruct. The Chicago’s construction boom accelerated the growth of the population all through the following decades. And it was in the year 1900 that Chicago was established as one of the five biggest cities in the whole world.

During this era, the metropolitan area made remarkable contributions to zoning standards and urban planning which included new construction designs (the Chicago School of architecture is part of it), the steel-framed skyscraper and the growth of the City Beautiful Movement.

During the mid-18th century, the city region  had been colonized by the Potawatomi, a Native American tribe. The Potawatomi took the place of Fox peoples and Miami and Sauk.

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable is the first non-indigenous permanent settler being recognized in the Chicago location. He came from an ancestry of African and French people who arrived in the 1780s. Jean Baptiste Point du Sable is generally identified as being the founder of Chicago.

After the Northwest Indian War in the year 1795, a part of Chicago was then turned over to the U.S. for a military post done by native tribes according to the Treaty of Greenville. The United States Army constructed Fort Dearborn in 1803, but it was wrecked in 1812 during the Battle of Fort Dearborn. Later on, it was rebuilt.

The Ojibwe, Ottawa, and the Potawatomi tribes had conceded an additonal land to the U.S. in accordance with the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis.

The tribes of Potawatomi were powerfully removed from their property in 1833 following the Treaty of Chicago.

Nowadays Chicago is a universal center for commerce, finance, technology, telecommunications, as well the transportation industry. It was the place for the creation of the first standardized future agreements released by the Chicago Board of Trade, which has been recognized as one of the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world. The Chicago Board of Trade generates about 20% of the total volume in financial futures and commodities.

Chicago has one of the busiest airports in the world which is known as the O’Hare International. It also has the biggest number of United States’ railroad freight and highways.

The region’s economy is eventually flourishing ever since the early days, which attracted an increasing number of new immigrants from Eastern countries as and Europe.

Chicago too has been recognized as a region having the most balanced economy in the U.S. This is because of its high level of diversification. Way back in 2007, Chicago was entitled the fourth-most significant business center in MasterCard Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index, recognized throughout the world.

Moreover the city of Chicago was able to attain the highest number of new or expanded corporate services in the United States in 2014. This has been the peak of the City’s booming economy.

On the other hand the Chicago metropolitan area was identified as being the third-biggest science and engineering work force of the entire nation. In the year 2009, Chicago has been placed the ninth world’s richest city according to the UBS list.

Chicago has a unique and sophisticated  architecture which continues to attract tourists from all over the world. One of the famous tourist activities in the place is to ride on an architecture boat tour in the Chicago River. Many people were amazed by its magnificence and tranquility.