California In The 1800's

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California was born in the middle of many issues of conflict. Crisis over slavery, political legitimacy, and conflict over land, labor, race and ethnicity ( Competing Vision 132 ).During the mid 1800’s California saw many transformations, some positive some negative. There was a slow reservations development for Indians, but a better established land ownership. With certain political figures, who rallied to remove laws, which discriminated against African Americans and rather high religious tolerance, California was taking a distinct shape. As people began to migrate west to California, “ Californio landowners found themselves struggles to retain their land” ( Competing Vision 139 ). Americans from the east, where land was surveyed

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