In 1849 the East was electrified by some news. These news stated that crossing the continent, on the West and, close from Mexico, golden nuggets were lying in the ground. After hearing that in California a man could take a fortune out of the hills and streams with just a shovel, a tin pan, a wooden, and a cradle, the Argonauts swarmed West by the thousands. They took their names — the forty-niners— from the year the rush began, 1849. These people called Argonauts made tough decisions to head West, for example, they abandoned their farms and apprenticeships, and they deserted from their families and fiancées.
How the California Gold Rush Began The California Gold Rush was an extremely important event that happened in northern California when thousands of people moved to California hoping to find gold. James Marshall and John Sutter were the first people to discover gold on January 28, 1848. It all began when James Marshall was working to build a water-powered sawmill in The American River. Suddenly, James Marshall noticed gold flakes in the water and was positive it was gold. When the California gold rush continued to spread, people abandoned their homes and families and left for California hoping they would find gold.
I. The California Gold Rush is one of the most known gold rushes in the U.S. The phenomenon was started by James Marshall when he found gold in the American River and he said “My heart thumped for I knew it was gold.” Because of his findings the California Gold Rush was born in 1848, then died seven years later in 1855. During these seven years California accumulated over 300,000 people that left their homes to mine for gold. If the gold rush never happened California would most likely belong to Mexico.
Upon his arrival, Lick began buying real estate in the small village of San Francisco. The discovery of gold at Sutter 's Mill near Sacramento a few days after Lick 's arrival in the future state began the California Gold Rush and created a housing boom in San Francisco, which grew from about one thousand residents in 1848 to over twenty thousand by 1850. Lick himself got a touch of "gold fever" and went out to mine the metal, but after a week he decided his fortune was to be made by owning land, not digging in it. Lick continued buying land in San Francisco, and also began buying farmland in and around San Jose, where he planted orchards and built the largest flour mill in the state to feed the growing population in San
The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush; an era of hope, greed, destruction, and growth. The California Gold Rush was, in the 1800s, a direct pathway to the American Dream. In January 1848 James Wilson Marshall found gold in the American River. This new discovery spread throughout the United States and eventually throughout the world. After President Polk confirmed the rumors of gold in California in 1848 (Oakland Museum Staff), around 250,000 people came to California in seek of the soft metal that could lead to a fortune: gold (The forty-niners).
The sniper killed the other snipers and celebrates. He took a sip of whisky he also took a risk to light up a cigarette. When he was walking away he was curious to see who was the other sniper. When he went to go see he flip the body over he looked into his brothers face. He was and surprised that, that was his brother.
Cody became so good at what he did he was appointed Chief of scouts (39) In 1876 during the height of the war with the Indians, Cody spotted an Indian warband and after recruiting some other scouts engaged them in a skirmish. Cody dueled an Indian decorated with ornaments known as yellow hand and after killing him scalped his head and raised it into the air (55-58). This battle with yellow hand would be performed in his show and become one of the most famous parts of the Wild West show. He finally got to put on a show at his home town in 1882. As Reis explains in 1882 after 10 years in the theater Cody was challenged to put on a fourth of July celebration at his home town.
Knowing that his family will receive insurance. Jay Gatsby does not commit suicide, he instead was murdered. Nick: “I was after we started with Gatsby toward the house hat the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass; and the holocaust was complete.” Jay Gatsby was killed by Mr. Wilson seeking revenge for his wife’s death. Willy was always dreaming of wealth. He instead should have been looking for happiness Biff: “He had all the wrong dreams.
Gold Rush Nuggets’ edition “5 Little-Known Facts about the California Gold Rush” also claims, “[the] population of 150,000 Indians dramatically dropped to just 30,000, with only 20% of the original population staying intact.” Clearly, the gold rush’s idea of Manifest Destiny and everyone being entitled to their “claimed land” left negative impacts on Native Americans and essentially wiped out most tribes. While the idea of Manifest Destiny during the gold rush did lead to exploration and immigration, it also lead to environmental issues and the termination of several Native American
This is how he determined that it was real gold. He went to tell Sutter and said “I have found it, I have found gold” (Thompson 12). John Sutter, the client of James Marshall, left Switzerland to start over and became a citizen of Mexico. When Sutter left Switzerland, he abandoned his wife and four children. After living in Mexico, he moved to Mississippi to work as an innkeeper.
Jesse James was a legendary American outlaw who murdered, robbed banks and trains. Although, some people see him as the courageous robin hood sharing the wealthier people 's riches to the poor. No one ever knew what his main purpose was. He was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri. He was raised in a household full of violent and unstable family members, especially his step-father who treated him and his brother frank poorly.
In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold while constructing a mill for John Sutter (Encyclopedia.com, 2015). At the time, John Sutter had 3 mills and more than two hundred and sixty people working for him (Kosher, 2015). As news traveled about the discovery of gold, Sutter’s workers quit working for him and began gold panning. However, Sutter’s men were not the only group of people who sought for riches in California. By 1849, people from all over the world made the long trip to California’s mountains in search for gold.
During the gold rush many Americans cross the country to get to California. Many of whom died along the way. Because of this there should be a memorial to remember them by. For without them America wouldn’t be as it is today. The hardships during the journey were many.