This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Disasters & Events that Shaped America - Great San Francisco Earthquake. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
At the time of the disaster, San Francisco had been the 9th largest city in the United States and the largest on the West Coast, with a population of about 410,000. Over a period of 60 years, the city had become the financial, trade and cultural center of the West; operated the busiest port on the West Coast; and was the "gateway to the Pacific", through which growing U.S. economic and military power was projected into the Pacific and Asia.
The San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Devastating fires broke out in the city that lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died as over 80% of San Francisco was destroyed.
The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. The death toll from the earthquake and resulting fire remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history. The overall cost of the damage from the earthquake was equivalent to $10,499,259,259 in 2015.
The presentation covers the following:
Main Shock & Fires
San Andreas Fault (2)
Fires & Insurance
The Palace Hotel
The Lawson Report
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