LA The American Dream Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: LA The American Dream Study Guide 23:11 What are Cullen’s seven versions of the American Dream through US history? • 1) Worshipping God • 2) Declaration of Independence • 3) Upward Mobility • 4) Home Ownership • 5) Personal Fulfillment • 6) Freedom to rule independently • 7) Quest for Equality What is the geographic and demographic difference between LA metro, county, and city? • City-4 million • County-10 million • Metro-13 million How does LA county compare to the nation demographically? • LA county has 36% foreign born people while the rest of the country has only 13% • LA county is 49% white, the US is 80% Who was Carey McWilliams? • Author and lawyer • Quotes a lot • Critical about fiction being told of LA • Actively involved in LA • Wants people to know the truth • Known for writing on the condition of migrant farm workers and the internment of Japanese Americans in the concentration camps during WWII Who is D.J. Waldie? • Pessimistic of Los Angeles • Very opinionated • Inserts himself into passages • Lived in Lakewood • “not quite middle class” background What features affect LA’s climate, and what effects do they have? • Mountains, the ocean, atmospheric systems, and latitude all affect LA’s climate • Because of the atmospheric systems in Southern CA, there are moist winters and dry summers • Latitude of 34 degrees • East Pacific Highs and Aleutian Low • Continentally o Interior tends to have bigger changes in temp. since land cools/heats faster than the ocean • Precipitation o Average 15 cm/year • The Santa Ana’s o Causes switch in direction of wind o Late September/October o Warmer, faster, in opposite direction Why is LA’s climate what it is? Compare to other places in the world. • Mediterranean Climate only of its kind in the US o Some mistake is for subtropical, however not enough water What other features characterizes LA’s weather, and what causes them? • Smog o Becomes trapped by mountains o Warm air traps smog and prevents its movement o Inversion Layer warm air not rising, cool air on top • Winter is the rainy season • Summer is warm but has smog • Fall is normally clear with little fog Describe LA’s native vegetation. Why does it thrive? • Chaparral: shrubs, bushes, small trees o Thrives in LA’s dry summers and mild wet winters; drought and fire resistant o Characteristic of Mediterranean climate What is the Station Fire?...
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