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Hist 141 california a history

  1. 1. California A History Author: Kevin Star Andrew Lelja History 141 71154
  2. 2. Great Expectations: Creating the Infrastructure of a Mega State <ul><li>The Drainage Act of 1878 gave 100,000 dollars for irrigation, drainage, and navigation to California. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1898, The Board of Public Works developed water programs that tapped into the Owens and Tuolumne Rivers. </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroelectricity served 4 millions California residents. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1900-1930 there was the creation of Southern metropolitan cities like Los Angeles and San Diego. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 7: Part 2 <ul><li>Unification of the bay area also occurred with the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge. </li></ul><ul><li>The construction of new cities brought jobs in building trades, as well motion pictures, aviation, oil, and Marine Corps and military services. </li></ul><ul><li>Universities and schools also provided many new jobs, as well as places for the people of California to better themselves with an education to get even better jobs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter 7: Part 3 <ul><li>At this time, the majority of the Californian population were white Anglo-Saxons from the Midwest, but many Mexicans were migrating in to work in agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1920-1930, the minority group of Los Angeles nearly tripled. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Making it Happen: Labor through the Great depression and Beyond <ul><li>The General Strike of 1901 was a citywide strike in San Francisco held by the teamsters union, which led to the formation of the Labor Union Party of San Francisco. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1919, the criminal Syndicalism Act made it a felony to advocate or promulgate violence to change industrial ownership or effect political changes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chapter 8: Part 2 <ul><li>In 1928, the Mexican Mutual Aid Society of Imperial Valley was created, where wages and working conditions were protested to the President of Mexico and departed officials were sent to investigate. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cotton Strike of 1933 was the largest agricultural strike which led to the formation of the Associated Farmers of California Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>The Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union was started in the late 1930s and it was made to address the concerns of agricultural laborers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chapter 8: Part 3 <ul><li>In 1934 was the largest maritime strike, where some employers were claiming of a communist takeover, which led to the International Longshoreman's Association. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1934, Upton Sinclair tried to implement social reforms where California would take control of idle factors and farmland. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ecumenopolis: Forging a World Society <ul><li>California is the most ethnically diverse state and founded racial distinction. </li></ul><ul><li>In the early 20 th century, California had more foreign born residents than any other state. </li></ul><ul><li>Many strikes in the 1930’s or later were not only because of economics, but also race. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1965, Immigration and Nationality Acts reformed immigration laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Towards the end of the 20 th century, more than 80 languages were spoken in American schools. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1986, Prop 63 was initiated which made English the official language in Californian schools. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chapter 12: Part 2 <ul><li>The Watts Riots of 1965 were motivated by racial tensions, and was the biggest riot in California until the riots of 1992 in Los Angeles. </li></ul><ul><li>April 29 th , 1992, an all white jury let two white officers free after beating a black man that led to more racial conflicts. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1992, and impassable trench was built along the border by Republican Order. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chapter 12: Part 3 <ul><li>In late 1994, prop 187 “Save our State” was announced which would withdraw without all public support of illegal immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1995, a black jury acquitted O.J. Simpson of murder. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1996, Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Acts. </li></ul>

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