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    California since it became the 31st state in 1850. San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and many other landmarks. Many of these historical landmarks still contribute to California’s economic development today. There were several economic contributions as well including the Gold Rush and World War II. The history of San Francisco has played a major role in relation to the overall development of California. San Francisco was founded in 1769 by Gaspar de Portola, who…

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    On the 7th of December in 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following year, in the middle of February, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed for the relocation of all those living in coastal Washington, Oregon, and California with Japanese ancestry. Those living on the West coast were relocated to desolate places far away from the Pacific Ocean and placed in camps with other Japanese Americans. There were a few reasons for the relocation of Japanese…

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    After the game against South San Francisco we had a record of 6 to 2 while South San Francisco had a record of 8 to 0. In the 8th grade year there are championships and our team was able to make it to the final round where we faced the one and only South San Francisco again, but this time it was for the championship. I remember that game at Parkside Middle School at 6:30. This game was the most important…

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    Jack London was an American writer, author and journalist who lived from 1876 to 1916. Some of his famous works include The Sea Wolf and Call of the Wild. Born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876, he was raised in Oakland, California, by his mother and stepfather. Jack London is considered to be a great writer. In his teenage years, he worked many different jobs. In his spare time, he read travel books and novels at the library. Eventually, he told his mother a story of what happened one day…

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    Jack Moore is man who puts a smile on everyone he meets. A 72 year old loving retired man who has had all sorts of jobs from tossing newspaper on people’s front door to bagging at the local Jewel Osco, even delivering pizzas and being UPS driver. Growing up was very difficult as he was put up for adoption at the age of 1 because his mother did not feel like she was ready to raise a child. His father was a drunk beat dad, who did not care about him either. To avoid never seeing him again, Jack’s…

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    Giant Sequoia Essay

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    BOTANICAL GARDENS Photograph 1: Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum, (Lindl.) J.Buchh. (sequoiadendron giganteum, 2017) The giant Sequoia is the world’s largest tree it is native to California, when the tree is mature its bark is a red/ brownish colour. The physical characteristics of the giant Sequoia include, its ability to resist forest fires due to its extraordinarily thick bark which can grow to 6 meters wide, fire is a huge reason young giant Sequoia trees die. The bark of the tree…

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    persuade and seize it readily. Harvey Milk is one such individual. Milk’s role as a rhetorician can be likened to that of Socrates in Plato’s The Trial and Death of Socrates, and his speech works to address his historically situated audience, the San Francisco City citizens and government, and their largely anti-gay mentality, through…

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    Having the sensation of feeling rich and being the first ones to mine gold must have been amazing. During 1849, people in California began mining gold and unlike today where small amounts were found, these people were finding huge amounts of gold. This is what eventually led to the gold rush of 1849 when the largest mass of people in history began to move into California to get some gold for themselves. Many ended up leaving everything they had to go on a journey to California to get richer.…

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    Nevada Essay

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    the Shoshone, the Paiute, the Washoe, and the Mohave inhabited Nevada before the arrival of Europeans. They lived in dwellings call wikiups, and lived off the land, while they also hunted and fished for subsistence. In the 1700s, the Spanish friar Francisco Garcés was the first to arrive in the region. It was the 1800s before other Europeans ventured into Nevada, with notable fur trapper Jedediah Smith traversing the state into California, and a year later, fur trader, Peter Ogden journeyed down…

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    Angel Island Reflection

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    On the early Saturday morning, October 3, 2015, I took the Blue and Gold Ferry from pier 41 of San Francisco to Angel Island to attend a Nikkei Pilgrimage organized by the Nichi Bei Foundation. Since I grew up and got educated in San Francisco, Angel Island is not a strange place for me. Throughout the years, I have taken many school field trips to Angel Island to learn about the tragic history of the island. I have learned about the “Chinese’s Angel Island experience” so I am familiar with the…

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