Civics Lessons for Students
Sacramento Skyline

Sacramento Photo Tour and Lesson

by www.elcivics.com

Sacramento is the capital of California. It is located in the northern part of the state near the Sacramento and American Rivers. More than 467,000 people in the city. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, gold miners would often travel to Sacramento to buy food and supplies. Soon Sacramento became a busy and important town. It was declared the capital of California in 1854. This photo tour of includes basic facts about the history and geography of California's capital. (3 pages)

Sacramento Road Sign

Sacramento Road Sign

  • Sacramento is the capital of California.


  • It is located in the northern part of the state, near the Sacramento and American Rivers.


  • More than 467,000 people live in Sacramento.

 

Capitol of California in Sacramento

Sacramento Capitol Building

  • The California legislature meets in the capitol building.


  • The California capitol building was built from 1860-1874.

  • The current Governor of California is Jerry Brown.

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