By Josh Lester
 The first 40 years California was a state it was working on
  its socioeconomic and political foundation.
 During the s...
 The technology of irrigation came from a technology
  that came from the gold rush which was developed for
  moving wate...
 San Francisco has a water system which look over 11 years to
    build.
   There is over 100 miles of pipeline and over...
 Both San Francisco and Los Angeles exploded in
  population growth.
 Most of the people moving in to these cities at th...
 California is probably one of the most ethnically
  diverse states in the United States. As it has been for
  pretty muc...
 The Arrest of a drunk black man in Los Angeles causes
  5 days of riots, which lead to more arrests and police
  roughin...
 California is made up of mostly Hispanic, then Whites,
  then Asians, then blacks.
 A quarter of the population is 18 a...
 “California: A History” By Kevin Starr 2005
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California 2

  1. 1. By Josh Lester
  2. 2.  The first 40 years California was a state it was working on its socioeconomic and political foundation.  During the second 40 years the state was working on the population growth by building stadiums, bridges, dams, aqueducts, road ways, and power plants.  In California 2/3 of the rainfall is the northern part of the state, where the rest of California has a dessert environment.  The northern part of the state has 2 water sources the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River, the southern part of the state’s water source is the Colorado River.
  3. 3.  The technology of irrigation came from a technology that came from the gold rush which was developed for moving water across land.  That’s how the southeastern part of the state got its water from the Colorado River, was irrigation.  It took over 6 years for the Los Angeles aqueduct system to be constructed.  It has over 235 miles of canals conduits and tunnels just to bring water from the Owens River to the city.
  4. 4.  San Francisco has a water system which look over 11 years to build.  There is over 100 miles of pipeline and over 65 miles of tunnels bringing the water from the Tuolumne River to San Francisco.  Both of these water systems created major environmental damage.  But at the same time the water systems made both of these cities grow substantially.  The growth of both of these cities were influenced by the major universities, parks and beautiful architecture.
  5. 5.  Both San Francisco and Los Angeles exploded in population growth.  Most of the people moving in to these cities at the time were Whites from the Midwest. Of course both cities also had their share of other ethnicities.  All of this construction and population growth took place in the first third to half of the 20th century.  Not even The Great Depression could hold California back from growing.
  6. 6.  California is probably one of the most ethnically diverse states in the United States. As it has been for pretty much ever.  California was founded on Racism and repression.  By the early 1900’s San Francisco had the highest population of immigrants to total population ratio then any other city.  The ethnic and racial diversity and tension will continue to cause problems for a long time.
  7. 7.  The Arrest of a drunk black man in Los Angeles causes 5 days of riots, which lead to more arrests and police roughing up the crowd. Stores were torched along with automobiles, looting and snipers were terrorizing the city.  26 years later police stop a black man and beat him almost to death, and that caused the biggest riot in the history of the United States.  The whole O.J. Simpson trial and mess was taken place in Los Angeles.
  8. 8.  California is made up of mostly Hispanic, then Whites, then Asians, then blacks.  A quarter of the population is 18 and under.  California has became a society of which the minorities take over the majorities.
  9. 9.  “California: A History” By Kevin Starr 2005

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