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The social disorder and chaos that reigned in San Francisco in the early 1850s was caused in part by
A)the federal government neglecting to regulate California from 1848 to 1850.
B)attitudes of nativism and superiority held by many whites.
C)vigilante groups opposing and battling each other.
D)all of these.
The devastating series of early San Francisco fires was most likely the result of
A)flimsy and flammable building construction.
B)lawless groups bent on looting.
C)water shortages during the summer months.
D)all of these.
The Vigilance Committee of 1851 was composed mainly of
A)leading attorneys.
B)merchants and sea captains.
C)Australians and Chilenos.
D)wealthy miners.

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