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  • California Dream - 804 Words
    Byron zee Professor Goode English 1 Essay #1 Final draft September 26,2012 In the late 19th century, the discovery of gold in California drew thousands of people in from across the United States and all around the world in a feverish rush to strike rich. Many left everything behind to dare venture into the final frontier of the wilderness that was California. Word quickly spread about a land showered by sunshine and ripe with gold ready for the picking. As a result, the California dream...
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  • Missions in California - 441 Words
    Casey Eynon US History Roselle November 20, 2012 In the early days of the North American continent more than one different groups of people were trying to settle the land and claim it as their own. One group in particular was the Spanish. They built missions in California to make their presence in the area known and to convert the Native Americans into Christianity. They served as religious and military outposts. These missions were established to convert Native American into...
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  • California Economy - 1855 Words
    The Economy of California Term Paper ID:27801 | | | Essay Subject: The nation began recovering from the recession, but California's economy seemed to respond less quickly. There are two likely reasons for this: California's economy is the largest in the nation; & the decline in aerospace spending.... More... | | Paper Abstract: The nation began recovering from the recession, but California's economy seemed to respond less quickly. There are two likely reasons for this:...
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  • California Eathquakes - 348 Words
    California copyright prevented. California is the 3rd largest state USA with the highest population of over 35 million. It is situated on the western coast bordered by three other states. Some of the world’s best known and biggest cities are located in California for example Los Angeles and San Francisco, making it the wealthiest state of the US. Earthquakes California lies on a conservative plate boundary where the Pacific plate and the North American plate are the components. There are...
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  • California Dreams - 768 Words
    A Place, a People, a Dream: The Californian Dream Paradoxes The Californian Dream can be regarded as one of the most paradoxical concept in history. The story and paradoxes written by Rawls is strongly supported by the anonymous accounts in many scenarios. Although the anonymous accounts limit itself to only the gold rush era, it still depicts some of the things mentioned in the story written by Rawls. To the weather of California, the reality of the gold rush, and the population growth...
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  • Agrotourism in California - 839 Words
    The Growth of Agrotourism in California. I choose for my assignment an article in the April/May 2011 California Agriculture Journal entitled “California Agrotourism operations and their economic potential are growing.” Being a native Californian and having experience working on farms in the central valley I am aware of the struggles many farmers have operating their farm. There is a very slim profit margin. There is an increase in regulations and permits that are required. Many farmers...
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  • California Dream - 1833 Words
    Tyler Sacks Sacks1 Lukomski 2/18/2012 English 110 A Dream or a Nightmare? It seems to be the best place in the world to some people. The drive for success and opportunity to strike it rich seems to be the main reason. In California, if you put your time and one hundred percent effort into what you want to be you could be successful in any field of study. The amount of individuals who have the same dreams and aspirations of wanting to come to California and make the...
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  • The California Condor - 293 Words
    n The California Condor is a New World vulture, the largest North American land bird. Currently, this condor inhabits only the Grand Canyon area, Zion National Park, and coastal mountains of central and southern California and northern Baja California. Although other fossil members are known, it is the only surviving member of the genus It is black with patches of white on the underside of the wings and a largely bald head, with skin color ranging from yellowish to a bright red depending on...
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  • Missions in California - 327 Words
    Missions in California The most significant reasons why the missions were so important were: the Spanish wanted to make their presence known within the area, and they also wanted to use the missions to convert the Native Americans to Christianity. The missionaries worked very hard to do just that. One of the people who devoted himself to converting and educating the Native Americans was a man named Father Junipero Serra. Father Junipero Serra founded the first mission in San Diego in the year...
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  • California History - 1248 Words
     Local Natives, Landmarks, and Leaders Brooke Williams HIS 41-: California History Professor Kristin Hargrove February 1, 2014 Local Natives, Landmarks, and Leaders California is a state that has much diversity and historical context. This area was originally inhabited exclusively by Native Americans, but since that time there have been many different rulers and settlers in the state. Since there have been many different ethnic groups occupying the land, this...
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  • Describing California - 1342 Words
    Describing California (Essay) “Critics say that California is a lie because its reality falls so short of its ideals. They are wrong. California is not a lie; it is a disappointment only because it is also a hope” James Quay. How can would you describe a place which extent over 700 of miles north and south in one word? A lie, a hope, a disappointment, different people would have different judgments. California is one of the places that could be mean different things to different...
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  • California Budget - 718 Words
    California Budget Crisis Rozlyn Brown Comm/215 BSDC0TEBB5 Michele Watson   Poor money management of the State of California has caused people to suffer. The global recession has caused California and many other states to plummet. In the Los Angeles Times California deficit is said to be $25.4 billion according to the states chief analyst. The state of California has taken drastic measure to fix this problem. Fixing the problem includes...
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  • Architecture of the California Missions - 1448 Words
    The Architectural History of the California Missions (1769-1823) You may already know that there are 21 missions today in the state of California. Starting in San Diego all the way past San Francisco, the missions remind us of an earlier time when the Spanish were colonizing Alta California. The California missions were started because the Spanish king wanted to create permanent settlements in the area of the New World called Alta California. The decision to create Spanish missions in...
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  • The Problems of Southern California - 1837 Words
    From reading the author's book "Ecology of Fear," Mike Davis' main thesis for writing this book was to make readers become aware of the underlying problems and threats which have existed or currently exist in Southern California and how these problems shape the way we live today and in the imminent future as well. Although Davis did not really provide us with any remedies for the problems facing Southern California, this book made it very clear to the readers that problems do still exist,...
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  • California Condor Repopulation - 1100 Words
    California Condor Repopulation In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article, by Peter Fimrite, it was reported that the California Condor population is being replenished, and once again these majestic birds are roaming the California landscape. Last month five condors were spotted at the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, just east of San Jose California. As stated in the article “It is the second time since condors were reintroduced into the wild after nearly going extinct that the enormous...
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  • California: the Dream Catcher for the Nation
    California: Dream Catcher For the Nation. We not only are American but we are Californian. In addition to our Nation’s history we have one of our own. A history so loud and rapid, so tumultuous, that it is no wonder California is what is is today. Our individual history as Californians are unique, but can be traced to a single common denominator- hope. From our early Spanish beginnings to the modern era , fortunes have been made and lost, dreams came true where other’s have died, towns have...
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  • Public transportation in California - 11670 Words
    Central Question “What is the future of transportation in California as it relates to trends in sustainable energy use, urban sprawl of growing major cities, and new innovations in technology?” Abstract Transportation in the state of California has been under strain for many years. Public transportation systems in place are poorly located and underused, leaving highways and roads overly congested with private vehicles, especially during peak travelling hours of the day. The focus of this...
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  • The California Gold Rush - 1624 Words
     The California Gold Rush 5/1/13 The California Gold Rush Before the Gold Rush of 1849, California was a sparsely populated, unimportant territory of the United States mostly inhabited by the people of Mexico. However, that all changed when on January 24, 1848; carpenter and small time sawmill operator James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget in the American River that would forever change the history of California and America1. Not only did the Gold Rush lead...
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  • Native Americans in California Missions
    Native Americans in California Missions Spanish wanted to colonize some of America, just like the Europeans. Building religious based Missions all throughout California was a way for them to maintain ultimate social, political, and economic control. Spanish explorers arrived on the border of California during the 16th century. The very first Franciscan mission was built in San Diego during 1769. By 1833, twenty two Spanish Missions existed from Southern California to Northern California. Native...
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  • Population and Demographics of California - 372 Words
    California, population (total 37, 691,912) For many years, Southern California was America’s “Promised Land”, an ideal fuelled by the warm sunshine, golden beaches, and the mystery, glamour and romance of the film industry. Now it seems that the state is cursed by natural disasters, and Los Angeles, with its 13 million inhabitants, has become known as ‘hazard city’. The summary diagram has explained the interrelationships between the hazards which threaten Los Angeles, but it is necessary...
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  • Fear and Loathing in California - 1242 Words
    Fear and Loathing in California Throughout America's short history, California has been a mysterious land of snowy mountains, sandy beaches and fertile soil. From the Gold Rush to the Free Love movement, it has been a Mecca for the misunderstood, the thrill seekers, and the independent. For over a hundred years people have found what they were looking for in the sprawling lands of California. Throughout the years, the ideals of the misfits who populated California have shaped the mentality of...
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  • Oakland Museum of California - 627 Words
    The Display Corner of Water Grabbing in OMC As walking into the history gallery of Oakland Museum of California, I was immediately caught by its nicely signaling system: irregular shaped board printed with introduction of California history and neatly yellow rectangular board printed with years. The stories of California are showed coherently and clearly in front of you. Just as it says in one board, “You can explore the idea of coming to a California State of mind”. Among the seven...
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  • Three Strikes Law in California
    Three strikes raises important questions about how sentencing laws need to achieve public safety. How are such laws made? Who do they target? And why did Michael Reynolds and Mark Klaas start out as allies and end up as bitter political rivals. Over the last two decades (1980-2000), the US prison population has increased 450%. California has led the nation in prison growth since the early 1980s, and it incarcerated a higher percentage of its population than any nation on earth by 1994. The...
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  • The California Gold Rush - 1053 Words
    México y sus relaciones con Cánada y Estados Unidos Julia M. Essay: The California Gold Rush Until 1849, California always used to be a sleepy, little-known backwater. However, with the California Gold Rush suddenly everything changed. The city, people, culture, infrastructure as well as the economy. In no time the California Gold Rush transformed the isolated island of tranquility to an unruly emporium of business and bedlam. When we think about the California Gold Rush today, many...
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  • Baja California History - 522 Words
    Spanish Conquistador, Hernán Cortés, obtained "Santa Cruz Island"(Modern Baja California), for Spain in 1535. Later Spanish explorer, Francisco de Ulloa, under the commission of Hernán Cortés, surveyed the west coast of modern Mexico and Baja California Peninsula, leading to the belief in an Island of California. Portuguese surveyor, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, was the first to explore the California coast, traveling from San Diego to Pt. Reyes in 1542; he too believed in an Island of California....
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  • Sexy Spending in California - 2277 Words
    Sexy Spending In California Is The Most Expensive Prison System In The U.S Truly Working? I am writing about the prison system in California. I am going to investigate how California became a state that spends the most money on prisons in the United States. I also am going to research if our prisons are the most effective. I will also be comparing our system with other prison systems from around the world. I am going to take an in depth look at where all the money is spent relating to the...
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  • California: the Golden State
    California: The Golden State Origin of the name The name ‘California’ comes from the Latin phrase calida fornax (hot oven) with which the Spanish colonists characterized the hot climate of this region. Climate California's climate varies from Mediterranean to subarctic. Much of the state has a Mediterranean climate, with cool, rainy winters and dry summers. The cool California Current offshore often creates summer fog near the coast. Farther inland, one encounters colder winters and...
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  • California, a Place, a People, a Dream
    California, A Place, a People, a Dream In “California, A Place, a People, a Dream,” James J. Rawls gives his version of the California dream, and describes the paradoxes that are associated with that dream. According to Rawls, the California dream is a love affair with an idea, a marriage to a myth, or fantasy. (Rawls 22, 23) Everyone has their own version of the California dream. It might be something, or nothing at all. As I began reading Rawl’s essay, I found...
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  • Vocabulary for California History - 825 Words
    California History Vocabulary July 1769: Spanish Gov. chose to settle in California in San Diego 1542 official welcoming for Spanish to California October 12,1492: Columbus’ expedition to find treasure for queen Isabella 1517 Spanish created civilization where the Native Americans were 1519 Cortez comes to shore at the FIRST Spanish city Vera Cruz Aztec- Montezuma was the god there at the time Cortes came to America -Montezuma sent 13,000 pounds of gold to Cortes to leave his land....
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  • Ecotopia: California and Weston - 429 Words
    Ecotopia is the name given to an area of land that consists of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. Ecotopia managed to succeed from the United States and carried with it, a promise of being self-sufficient in all acts of life. Ecotopia cut off relations with the United States but continued trade with a few other small nations but only on the Ecotopia’s terms. William Weston is a journalist sent from the United States, on a diplomatic mission, to hopefully bring the nations closer...
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  • The Gold Rush and the California Dream
    The Gold Rush and The California Dream The California Dream as it was seen during the gold rush and even today is a direct result of the embellished images and stories that flew out of California during the Gold Rush of 1849. In cold harsh weather farmers heard stories of a place where it was always warm. Where you never had to see snow if you didn’t want to. This place that had rivers filled with gold, and a place that gave up its wealth and treasures with barely any effort. They were...
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  • Paradoxes and Promises of the California Dream
    In "California: A People, a Place, a Dream," James J. Rawls states that the California dream is a dialect in which a synthesis or new dream is formed from a paradox and promise. These two things are joined together to form the new dream. The promise for a better life and the paradoxes of expectation, growth, and plenty are at the center of the dream. The dialectic helps the paradoxes, a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory; find a resolution by creating a new dream that has the...
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  • My California Reality - 607 Words
    My California Reality California is best known as the sunshine state, although most people would disagree with this statement. Most people dream of coming here to visit. I was lucky enough to be born and raised here in California. The beaches and the lakes are just the beginning of California; there are so much other things that California has to offer. For example my home town is known for their many dairies, which produces cheese for a major cheese plant. There are a couple of things that...
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  • Discussions on Alegoria de California
    Discussions on "Alegoria de California" Diego Rivera is consider by many one of the most important artist of North America. He had a post-modern style and was a classicist and simplified style. His major subjects where the earth, the farmer, the laborer. His goal was to take art to the big public. He wanted to bring social content to the people. When Most people think of Diego Rivera they attribute him to the paintings he did in Mexico, and do not even know that he has done some wonderful...
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  • university California of Santa Barbra
     University of California Santa Barbra This university is a public institution that was founded in 1821, joined the university of California system in 1944. The campus size of UCSB is 1055 acres, srhs is 300 acres and more. UCSB is located in 1210 Cheadle hall university of California, Santa Barbra, CA 93106-2014. The chancellor of UCSB is henry t. yang. The tuition and expenses for freshmen is up to $33,741 if you live is California, and out of state it will be $56,614, this covers:...
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  • The City of Orange, California - 1773 Words
    Among one of the cities in Orange County and with a population of 625,000, and located nearly 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the City of Orange government is formed under a council-manager; whereas every two years a mayor is elected and four city council members are nominated to a four-year term interchanging every two-years. Additionally, the city offers support to its citizens in the form of economic development programs and marketable and residential rehabilitation via agreements with the...
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  • California Bullet Train - 622 Words
    Okay my current event is on the california bullet train. This train will go from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The state senate just recently gave 8 billion dollars for the first part of the 130 miles of track and also a couple other local transit upgrades. It was a tough win for democratic leaders because they got the bare minimum of 21 votes which were all democratic votes. This was a victory for Governor Jerry Brown and the Obama administration who have been pushing for this. It would also...
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  • California Gold Rush - 909 Words
    The California Gold Rush California is not known as the Golden State without a reason. Having begun as a Mexican territory, California slowly drifted towards the Union until it successfully became a state. One of the important events that helped shape California as it is today is the Gold Rush of 1848 to 1855. Many may come to question how the gold rush was instrumental in California’s history. Questions include how the event begun, how it grew, and what its effects were to the state. In...
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  • California River Report - 282 Words
    California River Report The Colorado River has been become the main source of fresh water to the south west. It is what has turned the desert of the south west into a fertile farming area. It has brought life to Nevada and California when before it was impossible. The Colorado River is now being over utilized and if there were some unseen disaster this would put millions of people out of fresh water. They use the River as a plumbing system meaning that they channel the water and divert it all...
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  • The Death Penalty in California - 2718 Words
    The Death Penalty in California Since 1872, California used the death penalty for capitol offenses. Execution methods for the death penalty range from hangings, to gas chambers, and lethal injections. California abandoned hanging as a execution method on May 1st 1942. They began to rely solely on gas chambers and lethal injections. However, on February 18th, 1972, the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty a form of cruel and unusual punishment in accordance with he 8th Amendment....
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  • How California Changed - 516 Words
    Shaunde Romaine How California Changed HIST 141 May 14, 2014 This paper requires us to discuss the book California: A History by author Kevin Starr as well as McPherson’s “TheFight for Salvery in California”, among other selected films. These texts and films chronicle the history of California, the changes, the advancements, and the history behind where we are today as a state. In this paper I plan to highlight he importance California played in the United States as a whole and the...
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  • English 101- California: Opportunites or Obstacles
    Around the world, there are many countries, states, cities, and communities that live in poverty and cannot do much based on their surroundings and resources. Many people travel over to California in order to seek positive opportunities that will allow them to build a new life and succeed in their future. In the book California Dreams and Realities by Jack Solomon and Sonia Maasik, there are different selections which describe reasons on why people look to California as “the pursuit of life”...
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  • Salinas River Area Of California 2
    Webquest Project Salinas River area of California By: Zuricely Popoca, April Moreno, Alex Gutierrez What is the Salinas River?  The river is one of the major valleys in California and also the most productive agricultural regions  Is one of the largest river of the central coast of California  A place to live, work and visit  Where is it located?  Its located west of San Joaquin Valley and south of San Francisco Bay and the Santa Clara Length 175 miles (282 Km)...
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  • The Effect of Spanish Colonization on California Indians
    This paper will discuss the impact Spanish colonization and Mexican control had on the indigenous Indian population in California between 1769 and 1848. As well as discussing the historical origins, social organizations, material conditions, and world-view of the California Indians prior to 1769, this paper will explain the impact of New Spain’s Mission System on the Alta California Indian population between 1769 to 1821 and the response of its system by the Indians. Before the Americans and...
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  • Botanical Gardens, Research Paper on California Plants
    California is a state of enormous diversity. From the coast to the mountains and the forests to the deserts, California is full of a wide array of plant life. California is the third largest state in the United States and thus has a major variation in climate resulting in the many plants found. Not only are there many plants found here, but many of those plants cannot be found anywhere else. There are also many nonnative plants that have become a part of the scenery in California. The best way...
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  • Effects of Higher College Tuition on California Students
    Running Head: EFFECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON CALIFORNIA STUDENTS Effects of Higher College Tuition on California Students Hudson Pacific Ocean University...
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  • Does California Need an Earthquake Early-Warning System?
    An L.A. County lawmaker announced proposed legislation Monday to create an earthquake-warning system that could give California residents up to 60 seconds advance notice when a temblor strikes. The initial cost estimate of $80 million would help pay for ground sensors and relays that could provide text and mobile alerts in the event of a quake on the San Andreas Fault, according to Caltech scientists in Pasadena and state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Van Nuys). "California is going to have an...
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  • The Economic and Societal Effects of Immigration on California, Utah and Texas
    The Economic and Societal Effects of Immigration on California, Utah and Texas Immigration immensely affected the economies and societies of the United States, in particular. The Gold Rush had different effects on the economy and the society in California. The Mormon migration to Utah greatly developed the area. Texas, however, had a harder time developing economic prosperity. These three states had very different ways to economic and societal prosperity. Texas had a more difficult time...
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  • Anglo-Women During California Gold Rush
    The Alteration of Anglo-Women during the California Gold Rush The Gold Rush of California was a “shot heard” round the world that caught the ears of many individuals who were seeking the golden opportunities of the West. (Chan & Olin 1992). With the dreams of wealth on the horizon, the Gold Rush brought on a drastic change in American society. For the women of this period, their lives would be altered in ways that would change the Western frontier. With an eagerness for wealth and equality...
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  • The History of California During & Before The Gold Rush Era
    In January of 1848, James Marshall had a work crew camped on the American River at Coloma near Sacramento. The crew was building a saw mill for John Sutter. On the cold, clear morning of January 24, Marshall found a few tiny gold nuggets. Thus began one of the largest human migrations in history as a half-million people from around the world descended upon California in search of instant wealth.The first printed notice of the discovery was in the March 15 issue of "The Californian" in San...
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  • How Was the California Gold Rush of 1849 Both a Worldwide and Multicultural Phenomenon?
    The Gold Rush established California as a place for life in the fast lane. It has been 150 years since that most significant event in California and the nation’s history. In 1848 a cry rang out that uprooted homes the world over and sent ships to the sea, wagons to the Northwest and hopes and dreams skyward. The cry was GOLD and the California Gold Rush was on. The Gold Rush had a profound impact on the settling of California. Hundreds of thousands came to find gold, and many of them stayed. San...
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  • Explain why the Philippines and California are affected by disasters in different ways
    Explain why the Philippines and California are affected by disasters in different ways California is a state on the west coast of the USA and the Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. They are both considered hazard hotspots and frequently experience natural disasters. A natural disaster is the realisation of a hazard. California is an MEDC, the 6th largest economy in the world with a GDP of US$65000 per capita. However, despite the high risk of...
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  • Disaster Management - 841 Words
    Disaster Management HCS/446 May 20, 2013 Disaster Management I. Introduction A. State of California’s existing disaster to address as the State of California is one of the few states filing for bankruptcy. i. Addressing disasters affecting the State of California. a. Each part of the state has and needs different existing disaster. b. Addressing each disaster as a whole educating and communicating involved individuals II. Overview of disaster management...
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  • Gold Rush - 384 Words
    The Gold Rush is an important event in the history of California. The Gold Rush led to an increase in population. The spread of gold craze came over the whole country and even the whole world. Hundreds of thousand of gold seekers rushed to California, hoping to makes their fortunes by land or by sea. They were Americans, Europeans, South Americans and Chinese. Even soldier and sailor deserted by hundreds to find gold. The gold craze spread to Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah and even to Mexico, Peru...
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  • Dream College - 366 Words
    Since I was a kid I’ve always dreamed of attending the University of California Berkley. Many of my family members have attended this college, and I would like to carry on this tradition. The University of California, Berkeley also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, was built in 1868 in Berkley California east of San Francisco Bay. The university has a total undergraduate of 25,885, and the campus size is 1,232 acres. Tuition and fees are $11,767 and out-of-state tuition and fees are...
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  • MA candidate - 1771 Words
     GROUP PROPOSAL PRESENTATION Californian Immigrants and African Americans Living Together A psycho educational support group * Anshu Sharma-Prunet IDS 148650 John F. Kennedy University Fall 2013 * TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Explaining the choice of the group……….……………………….. Page 2 Group Goals ……………………….……………………………………..……..…Page 4 Group Size, Composition and Recruitment. ……………..…………………..…..Page 5 Group Experience……………………………………………………………….....Page 6 Group...
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  • Long Beach - 993 Words
     About Long Beach California This amazing city located in Southern California is the seventh largest city in California and covers 52 square miles of southwest Los Angeles County the Port of Long Beach is where the Nation’s second largest business container port is located, also home to the World’s most environmentally safe off –shore oil operations. This community is one of the most ideal strategic spots in the world for international trade, new and innovative technology, regional...
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  • The Rise and Fall of Rose Elizabeth Bird
    The Rise and Fall of Rose Elizabeth Bird Justice Rose Bird, in the sixty-one capital cases heard by the California Supreme Court while she served as its Chief Justice, never voted to uphold a death sentence. Chief Justice Rose Bird of the California Supreme Court was removed from office in 1986 by California voters because of the extremely high percentage rates of which she handed down rulings in favor of the defendant in cases both reviewed by the court and in criminal...
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  • Ucla Research Project - 507 Words
    Laura Beardwood Ms. Daily 10th Grade English Feb.27.2012 UCLA Research Project UCLA which the full official name is University of California, Los Angeles is located in the Westwood. It is five miles from the Pacific Ocean and has a beautiful scene. UCLA’s official colors are blue and gold. The famous motto is a bear called Joe Bruin. He stands for the spirit of the school. UCLA is found in 1919 as a public university. However, the earliest school is just known as...
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  • Ships - 487 Words
    The San Francisco Bay Area's major contribution to victory during World War II was shipbuilding. Over 30 shipyards, large and small, and scores of machine shops, and metal and wood fabricators joined together to create the world's largest combined shipbuilding complex. Unlike major shipyards on the east coast that were concentrated in compact urban areas, Bay Area shipbuilding consisted of components sprawled across hundreds of square miles, from Napa in the north, Sacramento and Stockton in the...
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  • Throughout Life I Have Had a Dream
    Commitment to Excellence Throughout life I have always had dreams and goals to a commitment to excellence. From a young age I dreamt of being a ballerina one day then years later my ambition of becoming a ballerina faded away and changed into something new and more realistic. With having this big picture drawn out in my head of accomplishments I want to reach I have created a drive and strong ambition; most people refer to this as having a “fire in your belly”. Because I am constantly trying...
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  • the gold rush - 723 Words
     How the gold rush affects San Francisco today San Francisco has been affected by one of the largest migrations in so many different ways. Teams, bridges and even restaurants have been named after the SF gold rush. This also was partly why so many people live in the bay area today. The gold rush brought life around San Francisco in the hills where redwood students grow up today. The SF gold rush influenced the names of bridges, teams, restaurants and even brought life to the city and its...
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  • Coastal and Plateau Native Americans
    The Coastal and Plateau Native Americans have different lifestyles in food, housing, and transportation because of where they lived. The Cascade Mountains separate the Coastal and Plateau tribes, and puts them into two different environments, caused by the rainshadow effect. Being in two different environments, means that both of the tribes are in different climates, which changes how they live. The Coastal live in a colder and wetter climate due to being so close to the Pacific Ocean. The...
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  • gorge - 337 Words
    MY STATE'S NATURAL RESOURCES CALIFORNIA has various natural resources today i'm gonna explain their use and importance on the state of california.WATER is the most important of california resources . One of state's greatest assets and its greatest problem. Indians and missions and early settlers located near water since it does not fall from sky on regular basis like out east. Now we irrigate over 8 million acres of land & support some of world's largest urban complexes in an arid climate....
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  • Race in My Community - 1399 Words
    I live in a small city called South Lake Tahoe in the state of California. The people in South Lake consider themselves locals as long as you have lived here for more than 10 years. However, locals consider our city a town. Our town is mainly a tourist town, skiers and snowboarders in the winter and campers in the summer. When somebody moves to South Lake Tahoe, it may only be for a few reasons; to be a ski bum, get out of the bay area, or family. The people that move here either make it or they...
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  • San Juan - 402 Words
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