Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Background Stem Cell Research. A stem cell is a type of cell found in both animals and humans that has the potential to develop into many different types of specialized cells in the body. Scientists have conducted research on stem cells to better understand how animals and humans develop and how healthy cells replace damaged cells.
Merchant ships fill San Francisco harbor; c. Guidon of the California Company Company A during the Civil War Depiction of the completion of the first transcontinental railway.
The Last Spike by Thomas Hill. Following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo February 2, that ended the war, the westernmost portion of the annexed Mexican territory of Alta California soon became the American state of California, and the remainder of the old territory was then subdivided into the new American Territories of ArizonaNevadaColorado and Utah.
The lightly populated and arid lower region of old Baja California remained as a part of Mexico. Inthe total settler population of the western part of the old Alta California had been estimated to be no more than 8, plus aboutNative Americans, down from aboutbefore Hispanic settlement in Soon afterward, a massive influx of immigration into the area resulted, as prospectors and miners arrived by the thousands.
By the time of California's application to the US Congress for statehood inthe settler population of California had multiplied toByoversettlers had come.
The seat of government for California under Spanish and later Mexican rule had been located in Monterey from until Ina state Constitutional Convention was first held in Monterey. Among the first tasks of the Convention was a decision on a location for the new state capital.
The first full legislative sessions were held in San Jose — Subsequent locations included Vallejo —and nearby Benicia — ; these locations eventually proved to be inadequate as well.
The capital has been located in Sacramento since  with only a short break in when legislative sessions were held in San Francisco due to flooding in Sacramento.
Once the state's Constitutional Convention had finalized its state constitution, it applied to the US Congress for admission to statehood. On September 9,as part of the Compromise ofCalifornia was officially admitted into the United States as an undivided free state.
Its status as a 'free state' prevented the expansion of slavery to the Pacific Coast, which was a foremost concern for the pre- Civil War US Congress.
Within the state of California, Sep 9 remains as an annually celebrated legal holiday known as California Admission Day. During the American Civil War —California was able to send gold shipments eastwards to Washington in support of the Union cause ;  however, due to the existence of a large contingent of pro-South sympathizers within the state, the state was not able to muster any full military regiments to send eastwards to officially serve in the Union war effort.
Still, several smaller military units within the Union army were unofficially associated with the state of California, such as the "California Company"due to a majority of their members being from California.
At the time of California's admission into the Union, travel between California and the rest of the continental United States had been a time consuming and dangerous feat. Nineteen years afterwards, inshortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, a more direct connection was developed with the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in California was then easy to reach.
Much of the state was extremely well suited to fruit cultivation and agriculture in general. Vast expanses of wheat, other cereal crops, vegetable crops, cotton, and nut and fruit trees were grown including oranges in Southern Californiaand the foundation was laid for the state's prodigious agricultural production in the Central Valley and elsewhere.The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative is a bad law that writes into the state Constitution the funding of human embryonic stem cell research.
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We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. As the open source movement reaches the two-decade milestone, thoughts turn to the movement's achievements and future goals.
A well-funded group of advocates has placed a proposal called Proposition 71 on California's Nov. 2 ballot to create a $3 billion fund to assist embryonic and other stem cell research.
For more than a year I engaged in the visual and oral analog to “fasting.” Fasters discipline themselves not to eat. I chose not to comment on the election campaigns.
A digital word-search will find no mention in 50 Monday Sightings of any presidential candidate or party. The choice was an. Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 71 authorizes stem cell research to find new CURES FOR CANCER, HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, and many other diseases, SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES, and CUT HEALTH CARE COSTS BY BILLIONS.
And, 71 prohibits cloning to create babies.