This specific situation, is even more significant, spiritually, them being God’s chosen people, but that’s another topic for another time. Another downside of the Manifest Destiny is that it promoted the already booming, slavery of blacks and Indians. As if that wasn’t enough, because of the drive to accumulate more land in each possible direction, the U.S. started a war with Mexico, in order to gain authority over their precious land. One may say that the Manifest Destiny led to The Gold Rush of 1849. which was a huge breakthrough for many, financially. However, even though many were successful in leaving their homes to get their hands on the treasure, a large amount of those hasty men were depressed to find no more left, Thus, leaving them broke.
The Wild West really was as violent as they said .cattle, cowboys and the Great Plains. But Hollywood did not define it as it really was back in the 1800s… it was only their stories. Railroads, mines, Cowtown’s and Indian wars just some terrors of the untamed west. Gold explosives and a chance of land and a better life all seemed appropriate for death rates to be so high especially in bondie ca. during 1878-1882 the number of annual deaths went up the number of people that died…116”the highest death rates where in the mining towns” .during the infamous gold rush that’s all anybody wanted wanted back then.
The Gold Rush was a historical event that brought around 300,000 people into California, impacting California forever. Some major impacts included the increase in the population of California’s settlements. A prime example of this is San Francisco. It had grown from a tiny town of around 200 people to a major city with a population of 36,000 in 1852. Another example was the California Genocide.
Gold Rush The Gold Rush was a time that change many people’s lives in good and a bad way. In this essay I will explain how the Gold Rush affect the US in a good way, bad away, and interesting facts. The Gold Rush was saw as opportunity to everyone around the world, some came for the gold, some came to sell common needs of the average gold miner. About 300,000 people came to California for the new fortune. Also about 2 billion money worth of gold was extracted during these times.
In recent years, Immigration has become one of a plethora of hot topics during political races. Politicians, like many Americans, see our great nation as a prize only of the deserving. The United States symbolize the land of the free. Even before the signing of the Declaration of Independent in 1776, immigrants flocked to the United States of America in search of their three fundamental rights endowed in the Preamble – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Everyone, including people who immigrated to the United States illegally, should have an equal opportunity to attain these inalienable rights.
The California gold rush all began in 1848 when gold was found in Sutter’s Mill in California. Thousands of Americans flocked into the area. So many people came that a government was needed in that area. 12. The Forty-niners were the name given to people who searched for fortune.
Johnny Tremain’s life was shaped by the social and economic practices of colonial America during the Revolutionary era. Like Johnny, many people from England were given the choice to live in a land with more freedoms and a self-sufficient nature. As these people soon discovered, America provided numerous opportunities, even to Johnny. All of America was filled with countless chances from land ownership to freedoms lacking in England. Indeed, America was a more unconfined place.
Supported by “Envy and racial discrimination led to increasing anti-Japanese attitudes on the West Coast,” (Mercier, (n/d). A more violent approach was used by other countries such as Idaho, They drove out the Japanese laborers (Mercier, (n/d). The discrimination continued, only worsening as time went by, laws were going to be made against the Japanese. For example, Mercier states “Post-World War I nativist activists, including the Hood River Anti-Alien Association, pressured states to pass laws prohibiting Japanese immigrants from leasing or owning land” (n/d). The Japanese attempted to overcome the discrimination and refused to leave their homes that they have established.
Asians immigrating to North America have done so since the colonists, but their immigration has not prospered until the late 1870s. Specific groups, like the Chinese and Japanese, were targeted for discrimination and other atrocious acts. White Americans had a stereotypical way of thinking about immigrants from Asia, and how they were going to impose menace and the outsourcing of jobs. They also became physical and labor threats for the nativists, and subsequently these nativists did everything in their power to enforce regulations that could potentially weaken Asian groups. Therefore laws such as the Chinese Exclusion Act were created solely based on race and color.
Also in (Jamestown’s) “the Spanish achievements continued to inspire English efforts- but Spain’s colonies disgusted rather than inspired the English”. According to a study by (Stephan ET. AL. (1999), the hostility towards immigrant groups arise out of realistic threats (related to political and economic threats) and symbolic threats (related to morals, beliefs, standards and attitudes); wherein the greater the perceived threat that an immigrant group poses to the residents the greater the intensity of hostility towards that group. Specially, the immigrant groups of Cuban, Mexican and Asian (particularly Chinese) origin face high level of hostility from in-groups in America.
The immediate loss of job and financial support pissed the American citizens off. The irritated Americans used violent and overbearing ways to attack the Chinese, both physically and legislatively. In 1852, the California government passed a state law that