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 In the following century, the Americans, Mexicans, and Spanish successfully ruled LA. In 1821, when Mexico achieved its freedom, the Spanish rule ended, and the city came under its jurisdiction.

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By the 1840's Los Angeles California became the biggest town because of its growing business with the United States and marine

businesses like seal hunting and whaling. During the MexicanAmerican War in 1846, Los Angeles and the rest of Ca became U.S. land, and Ca was considered as the thirty first state to america in 1850. The significant improvement of Los Angeles took place when the city was picked as the railroad terminus for southern California. In 1876, the Train linkage with San Francisco was finished and there was a growth in the population as thousands moved to town thanks to the accessible property, temperate climate, inexpensive transcontinental fares and unspoiled landscapes. The actual estate rapidly marched up the cost of property, but also dropped by 1887, crashing the desires of financers. But, when its market was caused by the discovery of oil in 1892 as well as agricultural developments Los Angeles continued to bloom.

In early twentieth millennium, the film industry came to Los Angeles and the first movie theater was opened in 1902 and Hollywood's first film facilities in 1911. In 1923, the world famous "Hollywood" sign was improved and in 1929, the Academy Awards were inaugurated. Los Angeles grew its reputation as "Tinseltown" and gave the newcomers a chance to follow their desires by heading west. Through the 1930s, the movie industry continued to splurge, relieving those suffering from depression, which also saw new arrivals to the town, avoiding the dust containers of the Area and trying to rebuild their lives. The desert bound LA was guaranteed with continued water supply from significant infrastructure projects, in some cases creating permanent and harsh disputes over the rights to water channeled to the area further from north.

The finish of the Arroyo Seco Parkway in 1940 introduced a brand new era of autos in Los Angeles. The Arroyo Seco Parkway laid the basis for the distributing mass of car culture as well as the highways, which should become a permanent part of the city's image and lifestyle. Throughout WWII (1939 45), the growing sway of the car manufacturing plants, helped defense related along with the generate the suburban growth that was going to alter the physical landscape of Los Angeles. In 1950's development in the growth of television was thought to be a risk to the movie industry but later turned out to be an economic advantage as the town became the headquarters of this popular development as well as the thriving recording business, creating its status as the amusement capital of the world.

From the 1960s, the gold image of Los Angeles started to unravel as unchecked urban spread resulted in environment and societal problems. The pollution and smog from the cars and sectors were considered as serious risks to the quality of life. In September 1965, the city violence broke out in the black Watts neighborhood.
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