Chpt 11 sect 4
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How was gold discovered in CA?
-James Marshall was sent to built a sawmill for John Sutter and glanced at the ground and saw a gold nugget (1848)
What were the routes to get to CA? (3)
- -Sail around S. America
- -Sail to Panama/cross jungle/sail to CA
- -Cross N. America overland
What were most gold miners like?
-young unmarried men that came from around the world to find gold
When did the Gold Rush end?
What were the results of the CA Gold Rush? (4)
-CA's white population rose rapidly in 1850, CA became a state which led to sectional problems in Senate
- -CA became an economic center for U.S. in West
- -San Francisco became a major U.S. city
-Native Americans lost lands; were enslaved; died of diseases; were hunted and killed by whties
-Californios lost land, wealth, economic and political power
Why was the Gadsden Purchase important?
-land was needed for transcontinental railroad to connect CA to rest of U.S.
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