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Mr. Estrella
1524: Cortés, the conquistador,
seeking to locate the source of the
wealth of the empire of Montezuma,
writes to the King ...
1542: sails up the
coast of California in
the San Salvador,
stepping onshore at
the present-day
harbor of San Diego.
Calif...
• 1781: founded by Governor Felipe de Neve of
Spain.
• 1821: Became a part of Mexico following the
Mexican War of Independ...
Mestizo: a person of
combined European and
American-Indian descent.
The term was used as an
ethnic/racial category in the
...
Settlers got
their water
from the L.A.
River
ca. 1818 built by Francisco Avila. The
oldest existing house in L.A.
The house has been in 3 countries – Spain, then Mexic...
The Old Plaza Church is seen in upper left.
Sketch showing the LA Plaza and
surounding area as it appeared in
1850. The Old Plaza Church is seen
in upper left.
(ca. 1860s)+^ - Looking south showing Spring Street School (first
public school in Los Angeles). It is the 2-story buildin...
The view southeast from the southern tip of Bunker Hill in 1880.
The large structure in the distant far right is the Belle...
The first Chinese arrived in Los Angeles in 1850.The
great majority came from southeastern China,
seeking a fortune in Gum...
Since 1965 when the immigration laws were liberalized, Los Angeles
has emerged as a major center of the KoreanAmerican com...
 The labor vacuum created by
the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was
filled by Japanese workers and, by 1910,
the settlemen...
 Twenty-six of the 44 settlers who
founded Los Angeles in 1781 were
African Americans. Today, 11% of
Los Angeles' populat...
1860
American
1891
Spring Street in 1906, the
year the Alexandria Hotel
opened.
Spring Street & 5th Street
•21 years old
arrived in 1877.
•Fewer than 10,000
residents
233 miles!
Mulholland Builds
the Aqueduct
Reenactment
Construction of
the Colorado
Aqueduct to
Southern
California
Early 1900s
Los Angeles - 40s-50s
Los Angeles - Seventies
Los Angeles in the
1920's
1. How long was California a part of Spain, Mexico
and the U.S?
2. What is the importance of the L.A. Aqueduct to
L.A.?
3....
 No true/ false answers
 No yes/no answers
 Add a blank card on the top
for your name, period, and
title
 Use ink – wr...
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
History of Los Angeles
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History of Los Angeles

  1. 1. Mr. Estrella
  2. 2. 1524: Cortés, the conquistador, seeking to locate the source of the wealth of the empire of Montezuma, writes to the King of Spain, "They tell me that Ciguatan (the Indian name for the Californias) is an island inhabited by women....They also tell me it is very rich in pearls and gold, respecting which I shall labor to obtain the truth, and give your majesty a full account of it." Cortés
  3. 3. 1542: sails up the coast of California in the San Salvador, stepping onshore at the present-day harbor of San Diego. California was claimed by Jaun Rodriguez Cabrillo for Spain along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
  4. 4. • 1781: founded by Governor Felipe de Neve of Spain. • 1821: Became a part of Mexico following the Mexican War of Independence. • 1848: After the Mexican–American War, California was purchased as part of theTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States Felipe de Neve
  5. 5. Mestizo: a person of combined European and American-Indian descent. The term was used as an ethnic/racial category in the casta system that was in use during the Spanish Empire's control of their NewWorld colonies. Mestizos are usually considered to be mixed Spaniards by the crown of Spain.
  6. 6. Settlers got their water from the L.A. River
  7. 7. ca. 1818 built by Francisco Avila. The oldest existing house in L.A. The house has been in 3 countries – Spain, then Mexico and now USA.
  8. 8. The Old Plaza Church is seen in upper left.
  9. 9. Sketch showing the LA Plaza and surounding area as it appeared in 1850. The Old Plaza Church is seen in upper left.
  10. 10. (ca. 1860s)+^ - Looking south showing Spring Street School (first public school in Los Angeles). It is the 2-story building with three second-floor windows seen in the upper center-right and located near the northwest corner of 2nd and Spring streets.
  11. 11. The view southeast from the southern tip of Bunker Hill in 1880. The large structure in the distant far right is the BellevueTerrace Hotel located at Figueroa & 6th Street.
  12. 12. The first Chinese arrived in Los Angeles in 1850.The great majority came from southeastern China, seeking a fortune in Gum Saan, ("Gold Mountain") the Chinese name for America. Henry Huntington came to value their expertise as engineers. He later said he would not have been able to build his portion of the transcontinental railroad without them. After the transcontinental railroad was completed, most took their earnings and returned to China.Others moved to Chinatowns in the cities. By 1870 there were 178 Chinese in LA. Most worked as launderers, cooks and fruit and vegetable growers and sellers. Labor unions blamed Chinese for lowering the wages and living standards of Anglo workers, and for being ruled by violent secret societies known as "tongs."The newspapers of both LosAngeles and San Francisco were filled with anti-Chinese propaganda.
  13. 13. Since 1965 when the immigration laws were liberalized, Los Angeles has emerged as a major center of the KoreanAmerican community. Its "Koreatown“ is often seen as the "overseas Korean capital." Many have been entrepreneurs, opening shops and small factories. Koreatown experienced rapid transition in the 1990s, with heavy investment by Korean banks and corporations, and the arrival of tens of thousands of Koreans. Many opened small businesses, and were hard hit by the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
  14. 14.  The labor vacuum created by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was filled by Japanese workers and, by 1910, the settlement known as "LittleTokyo" had risen next to Chinatown. As of December 1941 there were 37,000 ethnic Japanese in Los Angeles County. Most of the adults lacked United States citizenship. It was disrupted in 1942 with all the residents moved to relocation camps inland in the Japanese American internment.
  15. 15.  Twenty-six of the 44 settlers who founded Los Angeles in 1781 were African Americans. Today, 11% of Los Angeles' population is African American  The First African Methodist Episcopal Church is today the oldest African American congregation in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1872 by Bridget (Biddy) Mason who arrived as a slave in L.A. with her owner in 1856. However, since California was a free state, Mason with the help of local black and white abolitionists, successfully sued in court to win her freedom.
  16. 16. 1860 American
  17. 17. 1891
  18. 18. Spring Street in 1906, the year the Alexandria Hotel opened. Spring Street & 5th Street
  19. 19. •21 years old arrived in 1877. •Fewer than 10,000 residents
  20. 20. 233 miles! Mulholland Builds the Aqueduct Reenactment
  21. 21. Construction of the Colorado Aqueduct to Southern California
  22. 22. Early 1900s Los Angeles - 40s-50s Los Angeles - Seventies Los Angeles in the 1920's
  23. 23. 1. How long was California a part of Spain, Mexico and the U.S? 2. What is the importance of the L.A. Aqueduct to L.A.? 3. What changes occurred to the city that resulted from the completion of theAqueduct? 4. If the L.A. Aqueduct had not been built, what do you think L.A. and So. Cal. would be like now? 5. Why is water conservation important? 6. Why do you think the L.A. Aqueduct is important to you and your family?
  24. 24.  No true/ false answers  No yes/no answers  Add a blank card on the top for your name, period, and title  Use ink – write neatly  Staple on the top left corner, or use rings. -Be sure I can open each card and read the questions and the answers.

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