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Gold Rush

The Gold Rush is an important event in the history of California. The Gold Rush led to an increase in population. The spread of gold craze came over the whole country and even the whole world. Hundreds of thousand of gold seekers rushed to California, hoping to makes their fortunes by land or by sea. They were Americans, Europeans, South Americans and Chinese. Even soldier and sailor deserted by hundreds to find gold. The gold craze spread to Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah and even to Mexico, Peru and...

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child labor in philippines

the Philippines are boys. Hazardous work involving children is most prevalent in the Central Luzon, Bicol, Northern Mindanao and Western Visayan Island regions. Children as young as 6 have been working in sugarcane fields in the Philippines, and gold mines also employ children. Root Causes As with many threats to children's development and well-being, poverty is a root cause of child labor. Families struggle to make ends meet and face hard decisions when it comes to sending their children to...

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the 10 biggest gold mines in the world; 1. Grasberg Gold Mine -- This mine, which is in the Indonesian province of Papua, produced 2,025,000 ounces of gold, according to the annual report of Rio Tinto Plc. The mine is majority owned by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Besides gold, it also produces silver and copper. 2. Muruntau Gold Mine -- This mine, which is about 250 miles west of the capital in Uzbekistan, is believed to have produced approximately 1,800,000 ounces of gold last year. The...

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The Gold Rush

In 1848, the Gold Rush was a major factor of the United States expansion. There was this massive open land with the promise of gold and no government or laws to tell people they could not have it. Numerous people from the East coast traveled to California to be a part of the gold. This brought more than men to mine the land. Businessmen and merchants also came to California. With all these people looking for gold they needed every day basics like entertainment, places to eat and where to leave...

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The History of California During & Before The Gold Rush Era

Marshall found a few tiny gold nuggets. Thus began one of the largest human migrations in history as a half-million people from around the world descended upon California in search of instant wealth.The first printed notice of the discovery was in the March 15 issue of "The Californian" in San Francisco. Shortly after Marshall's discovery, General John Bidwell discovered gold in the Feather River and Major Pearson B. Reading found gold in the Trinity River. The Gold Rush was soon in full sway. In...

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California Dreaming

California was once a silent and an unheard-of place. Since Mr. John Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848, the gold rush era started and California became popular. It has become a place where people expected to be successful and wealthy. For this reason, the gold finders from all over the world came to Sutter's Mill to pursue their dreams. However, many of them found that their dreams did not come true. In fact, they had to do lots of hard work that barely led to financial success. Was...

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How Was the California Gold Rush of 1849 Both a Worldwide and Multicultural Phenomenon?

The Gold Rush established California as a place for life in the fast lane. It has been 150 years since that most significant event in California and the nation’s history. In 1848 a cry rang out that uprooted homes the world over and sent ships to the sea, wagons to the Northwest and hopes and dreams skyward. The cry was GOLD and the California Gold Rush was on. The Gold Rush had a profound impact on the settling of California. Hundreds of thousands came to find gold, and many of them stayed. San...

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Social Studies Fair Essay

April 8, 2015 Project Synopsis Step 1: How was the Gold Rush significant to population and economic growth of California? Step 2: The California Gold Rush is historically significant in the time period of the late 1840s because it gave a population boost and tremendous economic growth. In Holt McDougal it states, “The discovery of gold brought quick population growth and an economic boom.” This shows that the gold rush brought along great population and economic growth. 2.“The whole...

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Gender Identity During the Gold Rush

The men during the seventeenth century were dominant figures who earned money to take care of themselves and their families. Women on the other hand, were the ones who were in the home taking care of the children, cooking, and cleaning. When the Gold Rush occurred in 1849, not only was society changing, but the roles of both men and women were rapidly changing as well. The effects of gender role determined the way that society was running. When this sudden change of gender role started to change,...

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Gold Rush to Rail Road Invention

Gold Rush to Rail Road Invention The gold rush began at the beginning of the 1848 and continued till 1853. According to the author Orsi of the book The Elusive Eden, the Gold was first discovered by James Marshall at Sutter’s mill. This discovery of gold news started spreading all around the California and around the world. By the end of the 1848 news had reached Hawaii, Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific Coast of South America, China, the East Coast of the United States, and Europe. The...

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