California History

California History

5 Episodes

Take a trip, through a state whose individual GDP is larger than most other nations of the world. From native conquest, to frenzied gold rush, this is the story of California's History. Find more great content from @Cynical_History on Twitter.

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California History
  • Initial Conquest - California History

    Episode 1

    This is part 1 of a series on California history, specifically covering the initial conquest.

  • The Mission System - California History

    Episode 2

    After Alta California had been peacefully conquered in 1769, franciscan missionaries came to convert the indigenous population. They set up mission buildings all along the California foot path that came to be known as El Camino Real, or the king’s road. The first ones were in San Diego and Mont...

  • The Mexican Era - California History

    Episode 3

    This is part 3 of the History of California. Here we're looking at the Mexican Era from 1821-1846, and a bit beginning with 1769.

  • The Bear Flag Revolt - California History

    Episode 4

    This is the History of California part 4, covering the buildup to the California War, Bear Flag Revolt, and military government of California.

  • The Gold Rush - California History

    Episode 5

    This is part 5 of a series on California history, specifically cover the Gold Rush of 1848-1860.