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  • The Spanish Expansion Of Alta California

    The missions were built by the Spanish starting in 1769 in order to colorize the territory of Alta California, which they had discovered over two centuries earlier. There had been various proposals over the years to do something with this territory, but it was hard reaching the coast of Alta California from new Spain (Mexico) in those days, sailing against the wind and currents, and Spain had other priorities. The driving purpose (from the king’s perspective) was to protect and hold territory Spain had “discovered” and claimed. Missions were the fastest and most economical way to settle this vast territory. It simply was not practical or affordable to send large numbers of soldiers and settlers. Missions were not unique to California and yes,…

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  • Essay On Mexican Mission System

    missions that were established by Franciscan Monks in California and in the Spanish Southwest that obligated Indians into converting to Catholicism to employ themselves as agricultural laborers. An overall Mexican California that was an outbreak of dramatic strain that initiated the pros and cons of the mission system because of the changes in politics, religion, and economic dominance. The mission system also broadly focused on Mexican-Americans in their cultural and social outcomes. The…

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  • The California Gold Rush: The Biggest Mass Relocation In American History

    Gold Rush: The California Gold Rush was the biggest mass relocation in American history since it realized 300,000 individuals to California. It began on January 24, 1848, when James W. Marshall discovered gold on his real estate parcel at Sutter's Mill in Coloma. The news of gold rapidly spread around. Individuals from Oregon, Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) and Latin America were the first to hear the breaking news, so they were the first to touch base so as to test their fortunes in California…

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  • The Chumash Revolt: Summary

    "military expedition led by Pablo de la Portilla negotiated the return of this group to the Santa Barbara Mission"(Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz). Consequently Father Vicente Sarria, who was Prefect of the Missions, helped to bring the revolt to an end by convincing the Chumash rebels to return to the Santa Barbara Mission is a fact that had long been acknowledged Further details involving the end of the Chumash insurrection can be best illustrated by the following authors. Rose…

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  • War With Mexico Essay

    California became part of the Mexican republic. Mexico Liberalized trade and immigration policies, and thereafter the number of foreigners entering the province increased. Hundreds of new comers stayed, becoming the vanguard of the later invasion of California. About 1500 Anglos reached California between 1843 and 1846. They mixed less readily and there was less intermarriage. Not surprisingly, the Texas adventure affected Mexican attitudes towards immigrating Anglos. Anglo-American trade with…

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  • The History Of Agriculture In California

    the idea of farming the land and using the natural resources that around to cultivate the land for food. Sometimes it goes as far as farming animals and using their skin to make clothing. California has had a very long history when it comes to agriculture. Before the European settlers came to California, the Native Americans did not see a need to take a risk in agriculture. The land around the Native American tribes had enough richness that there was no need to do so. Hunting, fishing and…

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  • How Did New Spain Influence American Colonization

    missions. The interactions in the two regions developed in similar way since every group wanted to strengthen their regions politically and economically by creating alliances and increasing trade; however, they did differ due to how the Europeans in the west mainly came to North America in pursuit of independence while the settlers of New Spain wanted to spread their religion. Both New York and New Spain were heavily populated by native groups before European colonization. For instance the…

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  • The Reasons And Cons Of The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    To end the war between Mexico and the United States the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was established. Article X conducted that any territory that previously belonged to Mexico, now within the limits of the U.S. would be respected as valid, to the same extent of the land grants would be valid. Basically meaning that all land grants that had originally been made by the Mexican government would continue to be valid. It seemed as if the U.S. government could see that these lands that were continuing…

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  • Margarita Suarez's Play

    Margarita is a first generation American teen, whose families origins are from Cuba. Throughout the written text, we can also identify her Latin roots due to the dialogues used in all scenes by both her and the rest of the characters who are immediate family. Both Spanish and English are used by the author, however the primary informal language used by the characters is in English. Margarita during the course of the play is competing in a swimming tournament along the pacific ocean, swimming…

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  • The Importance Of Transportation Management

    Stockton’s transportation managers would implement ways to get greener vehicles, while Manteca’s transportation managers may campaign to save water because of the drought. In addition, the state environment of transportation policies affects the majority of the local transportation management. This would be all local transportation management in the state of California. For example, Caltrans Strategic Management Plan states that their mission is to “Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated, and…

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