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California History

  1. 1. California History Maddie Ketterl 2009-2010 Fourth Grade
  2. 2. Valley Region <ul><li>The Valley region
  3. 3. is a flat area of land that is surrounded by mountains.
  4. 4. The Valley region is a good place for farming, because it has water and rich soil. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mountain Region <ul><li>The industries of
  6. 6. the mountain region are centered around it's forests and minerals.
  7. 7. It's trees are used for timber. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Desert Region <ul><li>The Desert region
  9. 9. is rich in minerals-
  10. 10. metals and other materials that are dug from the earth. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Coast Region <ul><li>The Coast region
  12. 12. is were most people live.
  13. 13. The state's Coast
  14. 14. provides resources for many kinds of jobs. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>In 1542 Cabrillo sailed north to what is now Mexico to find a route to Asia.He explored what is now San Diego. </li></ul>Juan Cabrillo
  16. 16. James Cook <ul><li>James Cook became a well known sailer, explorer,and mapmaker. He joined Britain's Navy. James Cook had a ship called the Endeanvor. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sir Francis Drake <ul><li>Drake explored the California coast. He found a small bay near present -day San Francisco and named the area Nova Albion. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sebastian Vizcaino <ul><li>Sebastian V explored the area near present day San Diego to present day Monterey. He made maps of the coast that were used by other explorers until the late 1700s. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Father Serra <ul><li>Father Serra started a mission at San Diego in 1769. As a young man, Serra decided to become a Franciscan priest in the Catholic Church. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gaspar de Portola <ul><li>In 1767 Spain sent a soldier named Gaspar de Portola to run it's California coloney.
  21. 21. He led an expedition to explore the area. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ranchos <ul><li>Ranchos are places were people used to raise animals, to grow livestock and crops. Ranchos became a important part of California. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Missions <ul><li>Missions are places where missionaries taught the California Indians to have the same religion system. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Pueblos <ul><li>A Pueblo is a Spanish word
  25. 25. for village. Living in the pueblos, you had to grow food for soldiers in the presidios. </li></ul>
  26. 26. John Sutter <ul><li>John Sutter made a fort called Sutter' s Fort in 1841. He sold supplies to people passing through the area. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Fort Ross <ul><li>In 1812 Ivan Koskov came with fur trappers to go to a place north of San Francisco. The fort was made to sell things like fur. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Jedediah Smith <ul><li>Jedediah Smith led the first group of American trappers who came overland to California through the Utah and the Mojave Desert. </li></ul>
  29. 29. James Beckwourth <ul><li>Beckwourth was a scout, or guide, who led settlers west during the 1850s. He was a African American. His mom was a slave, but his dad was not. </li></ul>
  30. 30. John Bidwell <ul><li>John Bidwell led the first wagon train to come to C.A from Independence, Missouri. He became a leader in agriculture. </li></ul>
  31. 31. John C. Fremont <ul><li>John C. Fremont traveled all over the ares to make maps for the
  32. 32. U.S goverment. </li></ul>
  33. 33. 49'ers <ul><li>49'ers were people who came to mine during the gold rush. Gold was discovered in 1848 by James Marshall, but took a year for the news of gold to spread. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Sam Brannon <ul><li>He ran special additions in news paper. He called it the Special. The article convinced people to come find gold. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Levi and Strauss <ul><li>Levi and Strauss were 2 men that started their own business called Levi Strauss. They made Levi pants. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Biddy Mason <ul><li>Biddy Mason was born into slavery. She and her owner came to C.A where slavery was not allowed. Biddy Mason petitioned for her freedom. She got her freedom! </li></ul>
  37. 37. Mary Tape <ul><li>Mary Tape came to California with her kid. She wanted her child to go to school, but it could not. Mary made a school for the kid and for other Asians. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Mexican American War <ul><li>During the year of 1846, the U.S fought a war with Mexico. The war was over their boarders. Eventually, California became a part of the U.S. </li></ul>
  39. 39. About the Author <ul><li>My name is Madalee and I am in 4 th grade in Mr. G's class. I love to read books. I love to type and make up silly books. </li></ul>