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HIS 120CA WEEK 2 Topic Presentation

HIS 120CA WEEK 2 Topic Presentation

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HIS 120CA WEEK 2 Topic Presentation


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HIS 120CA WEEK 2 Topic Presentation

Select one of the listed areas to focus on and develop a 6- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation.

Don Pico & Mariano Vallejo

A brief bio

Contributions to California before and after the US entered

The Gold Rush, agriculture, and the transcontinental railroad and changing attitudes toward Chinese labor

Why did the Chinese come?

How were they initially received?

How and why did attitudes change over time?

Role of women during the settling of the West

Try to find two to three examples and focus on them. Look for the roles they played, which are often overlooked in textbooks.

Role in local and state politics

In performing “male” jobs, such as ranch hands and owners

“Soiled doves”

Myriad other roles

Chief Joseph and his attempt to escape to Canada; the “Ghost Dance” and Wounded Knee; the Battle of Little Big Horn

Select two of these events and provide a brief outline of the important individuals involved, an overview of the seminal event, and the outcome.

Explain their significance to the participants and the country.

Henry Ford & the Wright Brothers

Write a brief biography of the individuals.

Explain their effect on society.

Horatio Alger and Andrew Carnegie; Lester Frank Ward and Henry George

Define social Darwinism.

Explain how these two groups of men differed in their view of, and reaction to,social Darwinism.

Jacob Riis and “How the other half lives”

Describe the focus of his work.

What was the reaction of the public and politicians to Riis’–and other similar artists’–work?

“Department” stores and mail-order stores

What were they and what need were they responding to?

How were they different?

What were some of the “unusual” products offered by the mail-order business?

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

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HIS 120CA WEEK 2 Topic Presentation