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The California Gold Rush (The American West) epub

by Barbara Saffer


The California Gold Rush (The American West) epub

ISBN: 1590840607

ISBN13: 978-1590840603

Author: Barbara Saffer

Category: For Children

Subcategory: History

Language: English

Publisher: Mason Crest (February 1, 2002)

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The Gold Rush undoubtedly sped up California’s admission to the Union as the 31st state. In late 1849, California applied to enter the Union with a constitution that barred the Southern system of racial slavery, provoking a crisis in Congress between proponents of slavery and anti-slavery politicians. According to the Compromise of 1850, proposed by Kentucky’s Senator Henry Clay, California was allowed to enter as a free state, while the territories of Utah and New Mexico were left open to decide the question for themselves. California's Mines After the Gold Rush.

The 1848 discovery of gold in the territory of California prompted 300,000 hopeful prospectors to flood into the region, altering it forever. Arts and humanities·US history·The Gilded Age (1865-1898)·The American West. The 1848 discovery of gold in the territory of California prompted 300,000 hopeful prospectors to flood into the region, altering it forever.

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) was a gold rush that began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) was a gold rush that began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought approximately 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.

The gold rush had a great influence on the American west. The population of California grew very quickly and in 1850 it became an American state. Before the gold rush people lived in small towns spread across the state

The gold rush had a great influence on the American west. Before the gold rush people lived in small towns spread across the state. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of only 200 people to a booming gold town of over 30,000 by 1850. When gold diggers arrived they had to build roads and other infrastructure throughout the area. The gold rush helped complete the first transcontinental railway in the middle of the century to get people to the west coast as fast as possible

Most Americans at the time lived on the East Coast. But thousands traveled west to California after a settler reported finding gold there. But Paul Johnston says the California Gold Rush was important for other reasons

Most Americans at the time lived on the East Coast. James Marshall found the gold nugget in January 1848. Mr. Marshall was building a sawmill near the American River in central California. When he looked in the water, he saw shiny pieces of metal. Marshall took the piece and put it in his mouth. But Paul Johnston says the California Gold Rush was important for other reasons. The Gold Rush really put California on the map. It made it desirable. It made the East Coast really want California to become part of the .

The American River (near Sacramento), 1852 The California Gold Rush. A brief history of Placerville, California. Outdoor view of a diverted river at a mining operation on the North Fork American River (c. by an unknown photographer (collection of the Canadian Photography Institute. Weekly history questions on a range of different periods. Coinciding with the early years of photography, the California Gold Rush left a lasting mark on image making. The American River (near Sacramento), 1852.

Before the California Gold Rush, San Francisco was rather a small . This meant changes, changes in the south, and changes in the west.

Before the California Gold Rush, San Francisco was rather a small settlement this history to future generations, mention should be made of how the discovery of gold made California what it is. How people suffered under diseases. The Gold Rush helped change some of this by filling America with over half of a billion dollars worth of gold. The gold rush meant more production in the North, and less and less in the South.

Describes the discovery of gold in California, the rush to California to look for gold, establishment of mining towns, the outbreak of criminal activity, and other aspects of this volatile period in California history.