Geography 50AC Notes - Geography 50AC Spring 2006 Professor...

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Geography 50AC Spring 2006 Professor Walker UC Berkeley Written By Raymond Leung
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Table of Contents Lecture 1 When World’s Collide 1 Lecture 2 Westward the Course of Empire 3 Lecture 3 Crossroads of the World 7 Lecture 4 California Freedom? 9 Lecture 5 The Many Faces of Modern 12 Lecture 6 Imperial San Francisco 15 Lecture 7 SF : Cosmopolitan Center 18 Lecture 8 Oakland 20 Lecture 9 Silicon Valley 23 Lecture 10 The Bubble by the Bay 26 Lecture 11 Bay Area Divided 28 Lecture 12 LA Rising 31 Lecture 13 LA Reinvents the City 34 Lecture 14 LA : Capital of the 20 th Century 36 Lecture 15 New City, New California 37 Lecture 16 Politics in Today’s California 39 Lecture 17 The Great Valleys 40 Lecture 18 Factories in the Fields 43 Lecture 19 The Mountainous Rim 45 Lecture 20 Tectonic California 48 Lecture 21 Mediterranean Climate 50 Lecture 22 Mediterranean Life 53 Lecture 23 Devouring a Golden State 57 Lecture 24 Greener Pastures 60
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Geography 50AC January 19, 2006 When World’s Collide California in the age of European conquest Lecture 1 European Conquest California was seen as an island back in the 1600s o Because of different topography Spanish owns Iberian peninsula o Conquered Portugal eventually New Castile was Peru New Spain was Mexico Spain blew all there money on castles, militaries, palaces, cathedrals o Resulted in fall of Spain because they didn’t invest enough in production ± French were next, up in Canada, as traders Traded far west south to Louisiana o French names, Detroit and St. Louis Rise of the British capitalism o They centered on the Caribbean ± More important, more about sugar and slavery ± Biggest number of slaves actually went to Brazil Barbados started intensive slavery British ships carry majority of slaves o Very little reproduction in Caribbean until slavery ended o Slavery in Caribbean was basically a death pass Russian Empire o Came down from Alaska Americans o 1819, US took Florida from Spain o 1846, Oregon Country treaty Spanish California California wasn’t very occupied or defended by Spanish o Most inhabitants in Mexico area ± Mexico City – heart of New Spain Mission system convert Indians to Christianity in California o De Anza set up the presidio in San Francisco o 1769 – San Diego Mission o 1823 – Sonoma Mission o California Missions were low grade compared to Mexico o Indians were herded into the missions ± Epidemic Eurasian diseases like small pox and measles wiped out native inhabitants, wasn’t allowed to recover due to slavery Comparable to Europeans Black Death in 1300s killing half of population which recovered in a century. Mexican California Weak control of Mexico over the north Rancho System started with Spanish but advanced by Mexicans o Mostly in coastal California, a little in the valley Secularization destroyed the Missions o The mission’s stones were taken to build ranchos Second Indian Decimation o Ranchos rounded up Indians like cattle
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course GEOG 50AC taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '06 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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