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  1. 1. California: Kevin Starr Ch 9 & Ch 13 Meggan Beneventi
  2. 2. Chapter 9: War and Peace: Garrison State and Suburban Growth <ul><li>1898- Spanish-American War established US as an Asia-Pacific power </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 7 1941- attack on Pearl Harbor sent American people into a panic </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration Act of 1924 prohibited Japanese from immigrating to the US </li></ul><ul><li>The “yellow peril” and a “white California” followed the panic and although President Roosevelt initially was appalled by the discrimination of our Japanese friends he later gave an executive order for all Japanese in America to be contained in relocation camps for 3 plus years in camps. </li></ul>
  3. 3. California Servicemen <ul><li>There was a large presence of military in California during the war. </li></ul><ul><li>In L.A. film stars Bette Davis and John Garfield opened a USO center in a building off Sunset, called the Hollywood Canteen </li></ul><ul><li>June 1943, Zoot Suit Riots arose between young servicemen and free Mexican-Americans </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Changes in California <ul><li>Japanese were relocated to containment camps, Mexican-Americans were being targeted by the military men, women began working in the factories, and African-Americans were working in shipyards where they were formerly not welcomed. </li></ul><ul><li>The social structure was completely changing in CA during WWII </li></ul><ul><li>After the war CA was faced with over population, and housing shortages and traffic: between 1945 and 1947 more than a million people migrated to CA </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 13: Arnold! Stewardship or Squandered Legacy <ul><li>For its first 110 years, CA was a Republican state </li></ul><ul><li>Republicans and Democrats had similar views on building CA through public construction and public programs </li></ul><ul><li>Second half of the 1900’s is looked as “dissent on the Left Coast” in areas of feminism, politics, sexuality and personal fulfillment, art, literature, education, etc </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Beat Movement and “Hippies” <ul><li>The Beat Movement of the 1960’s was made up of a group of poets/writers who wanted out of a corporation-dominated culture and considered to be radical conservatives </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkley campus had a resistance to the Vietnam War and in September 1964 a Free Speech Movement erupted </li></ul><ul><li>In San Francisco a group calling themselves hippies challenged traditional values. THey attached symbols of peace and friendship with widespread drug usage </li></ul>
  7. 7. California <ul><li>Hundreds of millions of dollars is spent by the gov’t in California goes to emergency funding for natural disasters such as earthquakes, severe storms like el ni ño, and massive brush fires. </li></ul><ul><li>High expectations on gov’t, dependency on state gov’t by local gov’t, debt services provided by the state, the energy crisis and other gov’t services all caught up with CA in 2003 with a $38 billion dollar shortfall in revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Arnold Schwarzenegger was an immigrant elected to govern an immigrant state </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>California, Kevin Starr </li></ul>