This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Western Expansion in the United States - The Califorinos. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Californios were Spanish-speaking people who had come from Mexico or Spain early to settle in California. They first moved to California in 1769. That's when Spanish priests began building missions, or Catholic churches, along the coast, in hopes of converting Native Americans to Christianity.
The 21 Spanish missions of California, with their thousands of more or less captive native converts, controlled the most and best land (about 1,000,000 acres per mission), had large numbers of workers, grew the most crops and had the most sheep, cattle and horses.
The mission settlements included large land areas, on which mission settlers and Native American laborers grew crops such as wheat and corn and raised livestock. Settlers lived in the mission and also lived outside the mission, in small towns called pueblos and in forts known as presidios.
The presentation covers the following:
California Gold Rush
Foreign Miners Tax Law
The Land Law of 1851
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Western Expansion in the United States.