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The Works Progress Administration (1935-1943) was a U.S. government agency created during the Great Depression to provide jobs for unemployed ... [Read more]

"Santa Cruz was originally incorporated as a city in 1866 under a special act of the State Legislature. With the ... [Read more]

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As the result of the Mexican War, Mexico ceded California to the United States in 1846. A territorial government should have been established by the U.S. Congress, but it was not. Congress delayed establishing any civilian government while it struggled with the issues of slavery and the balance of slave ..." [More]

Excerpted from California Government between 1846 and 1851 by Rechs Ann Pedersen