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Hi everyone! For my History of the Americas Internal Assessment (aka the biggest written assignment I'll have all year!), I've decided to write about how Disneyland helped shape the geopolitical landscape of Southern California. Another topic that I will discuss is how the Disney's representation of Utopia set the layout for the suburbs of Los Angeles County. My research question will go something like this:
To what extent did the foundation of Disneyland impact the political, economic, and social landscape of Orange County and the southland?
My teacher also recommended that I include something about Walt Disney's conservative politics and how his personal ideology is reflected in the park. (That is not meant to be a loaded statement, I'm just trying to gather as much information that's relative to my question as possible!)
Any sources/personal anecdotes/expertise would be greatly appreciated!