Ch.7 The U.S. government created the state of California in 1878 along with the Drainage Act, creating public utilities that would make California an economic powerhouse. In order to resolve southern California’s arid climate problem, congress gave them funds so that it could tap into northern California’s abundant rainfall
…continued This allowed California to create the Mulholland waterworks, which provided so. California with the ability to sustain major populations such as Los Angeles. The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed California to grow exponentially in population
Continued The 1920’s brought an economic boom to California, with the building of aqueducts, bridges, and the establishment of marine and navy bases in San Diego. During the second world war California became a center for the military industry, housing factories that were building airplanes, ships, and other weapons of war.
CH. 11 Southern California was the mecca for all 3 major media Radio, Television, and cinema There was also the creation of new types of these medias, such as a new genre of film making known as film noir. The west coast jazz movement, and for literature, and there was the highly influential John Steinbeck, whose books, most of which were took place in California
Many films were made throughout the 20th century, many dealing with social issues such as capitalism, greed, the Land of Opportunity, and the cold war California has a very rich environment. According to Starr the 1990 census California “was the most urbanized and suburbanized state in the nation” (Starr 2005: pg.289)
According to Starr “the Society of Six” a group of painters that challenged the normal styles of painting were at the fore-front of new genres of painting. Thus he states that not only art but Literature, Music, Photography, and even architecture were influenced by California’s natural beauty but also by California’s land of opportunity and dreams.
Source Starr, Kevin California: A History Modern Library edition: 2005