Pacific Region

Land Ownership in California and the Transition to a New Government

These lessons support the following California Department of Education History-Social content standards:

CA Department of Education History-Social Science Content Standard 4.3.5:

4.3 Students explain the economic, social, and political life in California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic through the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush, and the granting of statehood.

4.3.5 Discuss how California became a state and how its new government differed from those during the Spanish and Mexican periods.

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