How Did The California Gold Rush Change History

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Introduction In the United States, there would be an event that changed history. By 1848, businesses would eventually see a new way to make money. The attitudes of people would change, especially their views about taking risks. There were even some bad things that took place. This is event is know as the California Gold Rush.
The Beginning The Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848. It began when a man whose name was John W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget in the American River while constructing a sawmill for John Sutter, who was a Sacramento agriculturist. In the beginning, Marshall’s discovery of gold didn’t travel far. On March 15, 1848 the first report of the discovery was publicly announced in the San Francisco Californian in a small
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