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A cosmopolitan city San francisco
Seal and Flag A beautiful,  Cosmopolitan and liberal city .
 
Neighborhoods
. This spectacular location on a peninsula adds to San Francisco’s charm. . Its small size allows visiting the  city in a ...
San Francisco is famous for its hills (more than 50)‏ from which the views are spectacular.  Steep rolling hills
Mild climate  The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco (Attributed to Mark Twain)‏ <ul><li>Fog in sum...
An eclectic mix of Victorian and  modern architecture, little houses and skyscrapers.
The Golden Gate Bridge
Chinatown Excellent Chinese cuisine
Cable Cars They are oldfashioned, but everybody  loves using them.
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island A federal “maximun security” prison renowned for housing notorious inmates such as Al Capone.
DEMOGRAPHICS Population: Ethnic Distribution : 15.4% Gay and Lesbian 800,000 (city)‏ 7 million (including the Bay Area)‏ 6...
HISTORY 1776   The Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission (Mission Dolores).‏ 1821   S.F. became part...
Earthquake and Fire (1906) ‏
1906   Earthquake and fire 1930s  Great Depression <ul><li>Not in modern history has a city been so completely  </li></ul>...
A LIBERAL CITY Reputation for Liberalism: Proud of its freedom, tolerance, intelligence and responsibility. Attractiveness...
Protest culture (Hippies) in the1960s.  Haight-Ashbury “Summer of love” in 1967.
Center of the Gay rights movement in the 1970s. The Castro District. Election and assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978. “ ...
Liberal   activism: Social policies:  Democrats and Greens dominating  city politics. Healthy San Francisco program (2006)‏
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  1. 1. A cosmopolitan city San francisco
  2. 2. Seal and Flag A beautiful, Cosmopolitan and liberal city .
  3. 4. Neighborhoods
  4. 5. . This spectacular location on a peninsula adds to San Francisco’s charm. . Its small size allows visiting the city in a pleasant walk. . Tourism is the backbone of the San Francisco’s economy.
  5. 6. San Francisco is famous for its hills (more than 50)‏ from which the views are spectacular. Steep rolling hills
  6. 7. Mild climate The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco (Attributed to Mark Twain)‏ <ul><li>Fog in summer </li></ul><ul><li>Temperatures between 7º and 23º C </li></ul>
  7. 8. An eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, little houses and skyscrapers.
  8. 9. The Golden Gate Bridge
  9. 10. Chinatown Excellent Chinese cuisine
  10. 11. Cable Cars They are oldfashioned, but everybody loves using them.
  11. 12. Fisherman's Wharf
  12. 13. Alcatraz Island A federal “maximun security” prison renowned for housing notorious inmates such as Al Capone.
  13. 14. DEMOGRAPHICS Population: Ethnic Distribution : 15.4% Gay and Lesbian 800,000 (city)‏ 7 million (including the Bay Area)‏ 60% born elsewhere 35% born outside the USA 45% Non-Hispanic white 33% Asian American (20% from China)‏ 14% Hispanic 7.3% African-American Immigrant laborers made the city a”polyglot”culture. Very few children. Homelessness is a chronic problem since the 1980s. High rates of violent and property crime.
  14. 15. HISTORY 1776 The Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission (Mission Dolores).‏ 1821 S.F. became part of Mexico (Yerba Buena).‏ 1846 Mexico ceded it to Usa and was renamed San Francisco. 1848 Gold Rush. <ul><li>Rapid growth (1,000 to 25,000 people by the end of ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Banking industry ( Wells Fargo). 1849).‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Railroald (1869)‏ (transcontinental). </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the Seaport of San Francisco. </li></ul><ul><li>Bussiness ( Levi Strauss...)‏. </li></ul><ul><li>Cable cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Victorian architecture. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Earthquake and Fire (1906) ‏
  16. 17. 1906 Earthquake and fire 1930s Great Depression <ul><li>Not in modern history has a city been so completely </li></ul><ul><li>destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>More than three-quarters of the city in ruins. </li></ul><ul><li>3,000 people died. </li></ul><ul><li>More than half the city population(400,000)homeless </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid rebuilding. </li></ul>1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition <ul><li>Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. </li></ul><ul><li>The island of Alcatraz started as a federal “maximum security” prison. </li></ul>
  17. 18. A LIBERAL CITY Reputation for Liberalism: Proud of its freedom, tolerance, intelligence and responsibility. Attractiveness for writers and artists: Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson (in the late 1800s)‏. Jack London, Dashiel Hammet , Diego Rivera and Frida khalo (in the early 1900s).‏ Beat Generation in the 1950s. North Beach neighborhood.
  18. 19. Protest culture (Hippies) in the1960s. Haight-Ashbury “Summer of love” in 1967.
  19. 20. Center of the Gay rights movement in the 1970s. The Castro District. Election and assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978. “ Gay capital of the world.”
  20. 21. Liberal activism: Social policies: Democrats and Greens dominating city politics. Healthy San Francisco program (2006)‏
  21. 22. SAN FRANCISCO
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