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The Great White Fleet, so-called because the ships were painted white, was a United States naval force of 16,000 men ... [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