Chpt 11 sect 4

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Chpt 11 sect 4
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  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. What were most gold miners like?
    -young unmarried men that came from around the world to find gold
  4. When did the Gold Rush end?
    1852
  5. 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
  6. Why was the Gadsden Purchase important?
    -land was needed for transcontinental railroad to connect CA to rest of U.S.

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