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Assignment 4 california part 1

  1. 1. Assignment 4: California Part 1<br />By: Michael Wittman<br />
  2. 2. A Troubled Territory<br />Rancho Life: <br />Large extended families lived close together<br />Dinners were prepared by Indian cooks.<br />Families met for each meal and there were 3 full meals and 2 snacks.<br />Most of the population was illiterate.<br />Everybody was related by blood or baptismal relationship.<br />Types of food eaten were beef, tortillas, peppers, and many types of fruits.<br />
  3. 3. A Troubled Territory<br /> Thomas Oliver Larkin:<br />Originally from Massachusetts.<br />His wife Rachel Larkin was the 1st American woman in California.<br />His son Thomas Larkin Jr. was the 1st American child born in California.<br />He built the first two story house in California.<br />In 1844 Larkin was appointed an American Consul and confidential agent.<br />Was given secret orders by James Buchanan to encourage the Californios to become an American state.<br />
  4. 4. A Troubled Territory<br />John Charles Fremont:<br />Lead the bear flaggers revolt by declaring California a republic and arresting General Vallejo.<br />Raised a bear flag that the current state flag is modeled after.<br />Helped Captain Gillespie take over Los Angeles on January 10, 1847 at the Battle of La Mesa.<br />Also raised the first American flag in California suggesting U.S. takeover.<br />
  5. 5. Striking It Rich<br />Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo:<br />Signed on February 2, 1848<br />The U.S. gained all Mexican territory north of the Rio Grande in return for $15 Million and $3.25 Million in claims.<br />Due to a disagreement between the North and South over slavery the federal government watched over California.<br />California had an alcalde system that allowed people to work in the state.<br />
  6. 6. Striking It Rich<br />James Wilson Marshall: (Marshall at Sutter’s Fort)<br />Lived from 1810 to 1885.<br />From New Jersey, arrived at Sutter’s Fort in July 1845.<br />He was commissioned by Sutter to build a water based sawmill. <br />On January 24, 1848 Marshall discovered gold nuggets on a gravel bed.<br />This prompted the start of the California gold rush.<br />
  7. 7. Striking It Rich<br />California Gold Rush:<br />Caused California’s population to grow from 10,000 to 255,000.<br />Men from all over the world came to California looking to strike it rich. Most came from China and Australia.<br />1 in 12 men died in their attempt to find gold.<br />Total gold found was worth $594 Million which is equal to $10 billion in 2001.<br />Led to one of California’s first laws, a $20 a month tax on all foreigners. <br />
  8. 8. War and Peace<br />Yellow Peril Movement:<br />Started after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.<br />Japanese children were segregated in public schools.<br />Japanese people were banned from owning land.<br />Led to the White California Movement.<br />Also led to 110,000 Japanese Americans being placed in camps similar to concentration camps in California.<br />
  9. 9. War and Peace<br />Lieutenant General John L. Dewitt:<br />Lived from 1880-1962<br />Head of the Western defense command.<br />Thought the Japanese were a dangerous element to the United States.<br />Issued Proclamation Number One on March 1, 1942 which made western parts of California, Oregon, and Washington military zones.<br />All Japanese Americans were to be removed from these areas.<br />
  10. 10. War and Peace<br />Disneyland:<br />Opened up in July 1955.<br />Helped express the continuation of small town life.<br />Suggested that urban environments can be created.<br />Was supposed to be a vision of what a post war generation would look like.<br />Helped areas of Orange County grow and develop including many hotels and resorts surrounding Disneyland.<br />Institutions like Disneyland were utopian statements.<br />