California(1-3) - 5/11/10 California Politics and...

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5/11/10 1 California Politics and Government Chapters 1-3 Gerston and Christensen 1 California’s people, economy and politics 2 Political Parties 3 Voters, candidates, campaigns, media PEOPLES AND HISTORY Pre-colonial peoples = Indian tribes devastated, demolished by Spanish Californios within Spanish colony, 1521; Mexico gains independence from Spain, 1821 U.S. gains Mexican states through Mexican/ American War 1846-1848; Mexicans can choose U.S. citizens California becomes state of U.S. in 1850
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5/11/10 2 Territories (1848) Economy Begins Gold Rush 1848 (Northern CA, Sierras) Southern Pacific Railroad industry dominant transportation co. and largest landowner 1880
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5/11/10 3 Economy Agribusiness (today 5 th largest supplier in world) Movie industry (southern CA) Manufacturing Defense and aerospace industry (southern CA since WWII) and high tech industries (northern CA) Services Cost of housing Politics - late 19th century Railroad political machine
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