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Zoe C Ahistory


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Zoe C Ahistory

  1. 1. California History Zoe Lief 2009-2010 Fourth Grade
  2. 2. Mexican American war <ul><li>The Mexican American war was a war over
  3. 3. CA. It began in 1846. It ended in 1848. America won the war and CA became the 31 st state. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brenarda Ruiz <ul><li>Brenarda Ruiz arranged a peace meeting between the leaders of Mexico and the U.S. to stop the Mexican-American war since lots people of people were dying. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Helen Hunt Jackson <ul><li>Helen was famous for writing a book called Ramona. It was about the harsh treatment of CA Indians. She did not like how they were treated. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Biddy Mason <ul><li>Biddy Mason was born into slavery on a plantation. Biddy moved to CA with her owner. Since there was no slavery in CA, Biddy petitioned for her freedom. When she was finally free, she became a nurse. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mary Tape <ul><li>Mary tape is a Chinese who couldn't go to school. She went to court to fight for the right for her kids to go to school. They finally opened up a school just for Chinese. </li></ul>Mary and her family
  8. 8. James Beckwourth <ul><li>In 1862, Beckwourth led a group of settlers through a pass in the Sierra Nevadas. It was later named after him. Beckwourth was African American. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 49'rs <ul><li>49'rs are miners who came to California in 1849 to find gold. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jedediah Smith <ul><li>Jedediah Smith was born on January 6th. In 1826, Jedidiah Smith led the first group of American fur trappers to California. </li></ul>
  11. 11. John Sutter <ul><li>John Sutter was from Switzerland He owned Sutters Fort in Sacramento. John Sutter arrived in the US in 1834. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fort Ross <ul><li>Fort Ross was owned by Russians. They came to hunt sea otter and trade. Ivan Kuskov built Fort Ross. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mission <ul><li>Missions were set up for religious purposes. The mission kept the California Indians in the missions and made them work hard. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sam Brannon <ul><li>Sam Brannon was an entrepreneur. When he found out that there was gold, he ran through the streets with a bottle of gold dust to make people excited. Everybody bought mining tools from him. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Levi Strauss <ul>Levi Strauss is an entrepreneur He is famous for making the first denim jeans. He knew that miners needed tough mining jeans while they mined. </ul>
  16. 16. John Bidwell <ul><li>In 1841, John Bidwell was in and helped organize the first wagon train. He came from Independence, Missouri and traveled to California. </li></ul>
  17. 17. John C. Fremont <ul><li>John Fremont made maps for the U.S. government and wrote reports to interest the east to come to the west. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ranchos <ul><li>A rancho is a large area of land were crops are grown and animals are raised. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Presidios <ul><li>Presidios are forts. Spanish soldiers built presidios in the bo rderland. It began as a wooden fence where settlers could be protected from attacks. </li></ul>Picture of a presidio
  20. 20. Gaspar De Portola <ul><li>Gaspar De Portola was sent to California to run it's colony. When he arrived, he led an expedition. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Father Serra <ul><li>Father Serra decided to become a Francis priest in the Catholic church. He chose Junipero as his religious name. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Desert Region The desert is a dry area witch gets ten inches(5 inches) of rain each year. To survive, animals build homes underground. A desert fox laying down
  23. 23. Coast Region <ul><li>Most people live along the coast. The coast has a lot of jobs such as fishing. This region is known for tourism and agriculture. </li></ul>A whale in the ocean
  24. 24. Mountain Region <ul><li>The mountain region is where most of the water in California comes from. The Donner Pass and the Beckworth Pass are the famous passes left in mountains. </li></ul>A mountain in the Sierra Nevada's
  25. 25. Valley Region <ul>One of the world's best farming areas is the California valley region. The many features such as rich soil makes the valley well suited for growing crops. The valley region have rivers that give the valley water. </ul>Valleys have rich soil for farming.
  26. 26. Sir. Francis Drake <ul><li>Sir Francis Drake was born in February of 1540. He was the oldest of twelve sons. He was famous for sailing around the world and returned to England. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Christopher Columbus <ul><li>Christopher Columbus was born in 1451. He became a sailor when he was 15 years old. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Vitus Bering <ul><li>Vitus Bering was born 1861. He led an expedition over 6,000 miles in the wilderness. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Juan Cabrillo <ul><li>Juan Cabrillo was raised in Castile. He led the first European expedition. He tripped over a rock and died. </li></ul>
  30. 30. ME! (Zoe) <ul><li>My name is Zoe and I'm in 4 th grade. My teacher is Mr. Greenfield and he is so funny! I go to Bridgeport elementary school. </li></ul>