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Transcript of California
ICP-109 California Capital: Sacramento
Entered Union: Sept. 9, 1850 (31)
Present constitution adopted: 1879
Nickname: Golden State
Number of counties: 58
10 largest cities (2010): Los Angeles, 3,792,621; San Diego, 1,307,402; San Jose, 945,942; San Francisco, 805,235; Fresno, 510,365; Sacramento, 489,488; Long Beach, 462,257; Oakland, 409,300; Bakersfield, 347,483; Anaheim, 336,265 Basic Information I. Spanish Expansion
II. Spanish Influence Declined
III. United States and California
IV. Golden Rush
V. Statehood History California supports a large and diverse economy with the highest economic production among the states. economy The government of California operates in the context of a democratic republic with three branches of government: the executive branch consisting of the Governor of California and the other elected constitutional officers; the legislative branch consisting of the California State Legislature which includes the Assembly and the Senate; and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall and ratification. Political system California's executive branch is headed by the Governor. Other executive positions are the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, Insurance Commissioner, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
All offices are elected separately to concurrent four-year terms. Each officer may be elected to an office a maximum of two times. cont... California leads all of the other states in farm income. It's positioned as the agricultural powerhouse of the United States.
Agriculture Electrical equipment, components, and military communication equipment are California's leading manufactured products including electronic systems for aircraft and missiles.
Other products are audiotape and videotape, lighting equipment, and telephone equipment. Manufacturing California is also among the country's leading mining states with producing a greater variety of mined products than any other state.
It's the leading producer of diatomite, sand and gravel, sodium compounds, and tungsten and among the top producers of gold, gypsum, magnesium compounds, molybdenum, perlite, potash, and pumice. Mining The Governor has the powers and responsibilities to: sign or veto laws passed by the Legislature, including a line item veto; appoint judges, subject to ratification by the electorate; propose a state budget; give the annual State of the State address; command the state militia; and grant pardons for any crime, except cases involving impeachment by the Legislature. The Big Five is an informal term used to describe the legislative leadership role in the institution of California government, consisting of the governor, the Assembly speaker, the Assembly minority leader, the Senate president pro tempore, and the Senate minority leader 2010 resident census population (rank): 37,253,956 (1). Male: 18,517,830; Female: 18,736,126. White: 21,453,934 (57.6%); Black: 2,299,072 (6.2%); American Indian: 362,801 (1.0%); Asian: 4,861,007 (13.0%); Other race: 6,317,372; Two or more races: 1,815,384 (4.9%); Hispanic/Latino: 14,013,719 (37.6%). 2010 population 18 and over: 27,958,916; 65 and over: 4,246,514; median age: 35.2. Demography California-most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W).
The state of California covers a land area of 163,973 square miles and 7,734 square miles of water. California is the third largest state in the US Geographic Position Klamath Mountains dominate the northwestern regions of California
The Cascade Mountains to the east of the Klamath Mountains are formed from volcanic activity in the region. The region is also known as the Cascade Volcanic Arc due to the presence of many dormant volcanoes
South of the Cascade Mountains
is the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Sierra Nevada range, a batholitic landform, runs for over 400 miles from north to south. Three national parks, the Kings Canyon National Park, the Sequoia National Park, and the Yosemite National Park are located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Geography California has a wealth of mineral resources, including the rich soil of the Central Valley, the gold of the Sierra, and oil off the coast and in various locations across the state. Natural Resources Conclusion California, California Economy,Netstate.com, http://www.netstate.com/economy/ca_economy.htm
Larry N. Gerston, California: Government and Politics, http://books.google.kg/books/about/California_Politics_and_Government.html?id=CTLTo61TTV8C&redir_esc=y
California's Natural Resources, State of California, 2012,m http://ceres.ca.gov/natural_resources/
California State Geography, Kidport, 2012, http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usageography/facts/California.htm
California History, 2012, http://www.debbiesthemes.com
/calhistory/ References Thank You for Attention! cont... Coastal resources
The coast supports a diversity of plant communities and tens of thousands of species of insects and other invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals, including numerous rare and endangered species. From the lush redwood forests of the north to the wide, sandy beaches of the south, California's expansive coastline contains many distinct habitats.
Cultural Resources Agriculture