Francisco Earthquake Effects

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One epic disaster can lead to many years of mending and rebuilding but can never replace the lives that were taken on April 18, 1906. California is right above the San Andres fault which makes them one of the highest seismic cities in the U. S. San Francisco is widely known for having many earthquakes and in 1906 the fire and earthquake almost caused the destruction of a culture. The San Francisco Earthquake and fire of 1906 had tremendous affects on the city because of the the destruction and the increase of racial discrimination towards the residents of Chinatown but also received disaster relief as a positive affect. On April 18 1906, before alarm clocks were to go off, at the city of San Francisco was shaken by an earthquake. The earthquake…show more content…
The risks caused by these groups made citizens leave for protection which also left employers high and dry without anyone to run their factories, canneries, and docks. The governor at the time called for the destruction of Chinatown, once this was made residents did whatever they could to fight it. They used the media and lawyers to protest against the governor which ultimately overturned his rule for the destruction of Chinatown. <—- Need help with citation. If San Francisco would have lost that many employees the economy would have been hit extremely hard and that was part of the deciding factor, that the residents were needed for jobs, for the mayor not to destroy…show more content…
The two disasters had caused so much damage that they were in major dispair. The surrounding cities donated thousands of dollars, held fundraisers to bring supplies to San Francisco, and helped start to clean up and rebuild. They even received help on a national level. In the book, The San Francisco Earthquake, written by James House and Bradly Steffens, “emergency support flowed to the city from all over the world. A trainload of food, medical supplies, doctors, and nurses arrived from Los Angeles before midnight in April 18” (46). The aid that was received by L.A. was extremely dire at that point. Too many people were dying, starving, diseased, injured, and in need of help. Without this help who knows when San Francisco would have gotten the help they needed to get started on the rebuilding process or if the death toll would have been higher without the medical attention that they brought with

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