Modern CA history

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Modern CA History
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The Progressive Era Early 1900s SF run by Ruef machine Progressives: A middle class reform movement 1911-1917 Governor Hiram Johnson Weaken party machines and SPR—for “direct democracy”—initiative, recall, and referenda
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SF again influences national immigration policy 1905 San Francisco segregates schools regarding Japanese 1908 leads to “Gentleman’s Agreement”
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Great Depression 1930-40 100,000s of dustbowl refugees migrate here "California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot If you ain't got the do re mi." Okie culture
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1934 Governor’s race Former socialist and author of The Jungle , Upton Sinclair, runs for office as a Democrat and New Dealer on EPIC platform Is smeared in first professional media campaign
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Growing Radicalism of the Depression era unions organize and strike--previously the “Wobblies,” now the Communist Party among others Over 50 strikes of farm workers in 1933
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