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california part 2

  1. 1. By Christian Hicks<br />California: Chapter 8 Making it Happen<br />
  2. 2. The great depression was first heard on the other side of the United States and took a while before it gently hit California. The Californian economy was very diversified.<br />In the mid 1800’s, California was booming rather quickly and pay was nicely distributed amongst all professions.<br />Depression already hit California in the 1870’s and in the 1890’s.<br />Surprisingly there were riots and many disagreements in the early workforce in California.<br />In 1927 the Mexican migrant workers throughout the Imperial valley rose up in complaint.<br />During this time in California there were several authors and movies that told the horrible lifestyle of those in the Depression.<br />
  3. 3. Mexican workers in California fought viciously over time for their rights and pay but the biggest of which was the “Hueulga” Movement inspired and led Cesar Chavez.<br />Chavez organized a crusade fighting the Mexican workers in the grape fields of California.<br />

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