his305 | undergraduate
California State History
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California Beginnings: Pre-Columbian, Early Exploration, and Founding
- Discuss the role of Father Junipero Serra and the Fransiscans in the settlement of California.
- 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
- 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.
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.
The Railroad Era and Economic Growth
- 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.
- Identify factors that led to the revision of the California state constitution.
California History and Ethnic Conflict
- Discuss anti-Chinese sentiment in California history.
- Describe factors leading to Japanese American internment during World War II.
- Discuss the ethnic conflicts associated with Hispanics in California.
- Describe the racial conflicts associated with African Americans in California.
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