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  1. 1. By Josh Lester<br />“California” By Kevin StarrChapters 7 & 12<br />
  2. 2. The first 40 years California was a state it was working on its socioeconomic and political foundation.<br />During the second 40 years the state was working on the population growth by building stadiums, bridges, dams, aqueducts, road ways, and power plants.<br />In California 2/3 of the rainfall is the northern part of the state, where the rest of California has a dessert environment. <br />The northern part of the state has 2 water sources the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River, the southern part of the state’s water source is the Colorado River.<br />Chapter 7 Great Expectations<br />
  3. 3. The technology of irrigation came from a technology that came from the gold rush which was developed for moving water across land.<br />That’s how the southeastern part of the state got its water from the Colorado River, was irrigation.<br />It took over 6 years for the Los Angeles aqueduct system to be constructed.<br />It has over 235 miles of canals conduits and tunnels just to bring water from the Owens River to the city.<br />Chapter 7 Great Expectations<br />
  4. 4. San Francisco has a water system which look over 11 years to build.<br />There is over 100 miles of pipeline and over 65 miles of tunnels bringing the water from the Tuolumne River to San Francisco.<br />Both of these water systems created major environmental damage.<br />But at the same time the water systems made both of these cities grow substantially.<br />The growth of both of these cities were influenced by the major universities, parks and beautiful architecture.<br />Chapter 7 Great Expectations<br />
  5. 5. Both San Francisco and Los Angeles exploded in population growth.<br />Most of the people moving in to these cities at the time were Whites from the Midwest. Of course both cities also had their share of other ethnicities.<br />All of this construction and population growth took place in the first third to half of the 20th century.<br />Not even The Great Depression could hold California back from growing.<br />Chapter 7 Great Expectations<br />
  6. 6. California is probably one of the most ethnically diverse states in the United States. As it has been for pretty much ever.<br />California was founded on Racism and repression.<br />By the early 1900’s San Francisco had the highest population of immigrants to total population ratio then any other city.<br />The ethnic and racial diversity and tension will continue to cause problems for a long time.<br />Chapter 12<br />
  7. 7. The Arrest of a drunk black man in Los Angeles causes 5 days of riots, which lead to more arrests and police roughing up the crowd. Stores were torched along with automobiles, looting and snipers were terrorizing the city.<br />26 years later police stop a black man and beat him almost to death, and that caused the biggest riot in the history of the United States.<br />The whole O.J. Simpson trial and mess was taken place in Los Angeles.<br />Chapter 12<br />
  8. 8. California is made up of mostly Hispanic, then Whites, then Asians, then blacks.<br />A quarter of the population is 18 and under.<br />California has became a society of which the minorities take over the majorities.<br />Chapter 12<br />
  9. 9. “California: A History” By Kevin Starr 2005<br />Sources<br />