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California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush of 1849 is one of the most interesting and exiting events of the United States. From the wild stories of men striking it big, to the heart wrenching tales of people losing everything, these are what make it so alluring. There are many aspects of the California Gold Rush; effects on California; individual stories of struggle; and effects on the United States as a young country looking for stability. San Francisco was a small town of a few hundred...

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The California Gold Rush

 The California Gold Rush 5/1/13 The California Gold Rush Before the Gold Rush of 1849, California was a sparsely populated, unimportant territory of the United States mostly inhabited by the people of Mexico. However, that all changed when on January 24, 1848; carpenter and small time sawmill operator James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget in the American River that would forever change the history of California and America1. Not only did the Gold Rush lead to...

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The Gold Rush and the California Dream

The Gold Rush and The California Dream The California Dream as it was seen during the gold rush and even today is a direct result of the embellished images and stories that flew out of California during the Gold Rush of 1849. In cold harsh weather farmers heard stories of a place where it was always warm. Where you never had to see snow if you didn’t want to. This place that had rivers filled with gold, and a place that gave up its wealth and treasures with barely any effort. They were hooked...

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Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush changed California by creating a larger and more diverse population, establishing San Francisco as one of the premier trade and banking cities in the nation, and the eruption of mining “boom towns.”
By the winter of 1848, rumors of gold had drifted eastward across the country, but few easterners believed them. The gold discovery needed validation and President James Polk delivered that in early December of 1848. Every family within the nation was discussing gold in the west...

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The California Gold Rush

Cánada y Estados Unidos Julia M. Essay: The California Gold Rush Until 1849, California always used to be a sleepy, little-known backwater. However, with the California Gold Rush suddenly everything changed. The city, people, culture, infrastructure as well as the economy. In no time the California Gold Rush transformed the isolated island of tranquility to an unruly emporium of business and bedlam. When we think about the California Gold Rush today, many of us only know about the good sides...

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Gold rush

California was a land where the American Dream came true for many. Before the gold rush, California was under the Mexican rule since 1821. California’s population mainly consisted of about 6,500 Californios, 700 Americans and 150,000 Native Americans. Most of the Californians lived on vast ranches granted to them by the Mexican government. New settlers, mainly Americans, started moving into California for land and trade. Mexican control over California weakened following the...

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California Gold Rush

California History Gold Rush Essay I disagree with the quote stating that the Gold Rush had relatively small impact on the history of California. I believe that the Gold Rush had a very large impact on California. California went from a cow town to industrial virtually over night. The gold was discovered in 1848. By 1852 400,000 people rushed in. This would be the largest peacetime migration recorded. People came from all over the United States and from other countries like Latin...

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California Geography Due October 10, 2013 The Gold Rush During the 1800s was a time for California to show the world about its qualities. California became U.S property in1848. Only two months prior a Gold nugget was found on John Sutter’s property in California. John Sutter new the worth of gold and new how many people it would attract having a thought that there was gold in California so he kept it a secret. He was more interested in farming and agriculture even though gold could potentially...

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 How the gold rush affects San Francisco today San Francisco has been affected by one of the largest migrations in so many different ways. Teams, bridges and even restaurants have been named after the SF gold rush. This also was partly why so many people live in the bay area today. The gold rush brought life around San Francisco in the hills where redwood students grow up today. The SF gold rush influenced the names of bridges, teams, restaurants and even brought life to the city and its surroundings...

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The California Gold Rush, an Important American Event of the 19th Century

One moment the California creek beds glimmered with gold; the next, the same creeks ran red with the blood of men and women defending their claims or ceding their bags of gold dust to bandits. The "West" was a ruthless territory during the nineteenth century. With more than enough gold dust to go around early in the Gold Rush, crime was rare, but as the stakes rose and the easily panned gold dwindled, robbery and murder became a part of life on the frontier. The "West" consisted of outlaws...

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