his305 | undergraduate
California State History
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The Railroad Era and Economic Growth
- Identify factors that led to the revision of the California state constitution.
- Assess the significance of the Central Pacific Railroad on California's growth and development.
- Summarize the relationship of business and politics during the Railroad Era.
California History and Ethnic Conflict
Discuss anti-Chinese sentiment in California history.
- Describe the racial conflicts associated with African Americans in California.
Discuss the ethnic conflicts associated with Hispanics in California.
- Describe factors leading to Japanese American internment during World War II.
Analyze factors that resulted in massive population growth in California since World War II.
- Summarize short-term and long-term economic challenges facing California.
Discuss the political, economic, and social changes that will affect the future of California.
California Beginnings: Pre-Columbian, Early Exploration, and Founding
- Discuss the cultural values and social structures of California Indians.
- Describe milestones in the Spanish exploration and settlement of California.
- Analyze the mission system and its influence as a tool of assimilation
Discuss the role of Father Junipero Serra and the Fransiscans in the settlement of California.
The American Conquest and the Gold Rush
Analyze the significance of the Gold Rush on California history.
- Describe conditions experienced by the Forty-Eighters and the Forty-Niners.
- Analyze the motivations for the United States' annexation of California.
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