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.
Samuel Brannan became a pioneer, printer and most importantly a merchant which made him become California’s first millionaire. Quickly after Samuel Brannan found out about the discovery of gold that was made, he made a newspaper called The California Star. The newspaper that he created ended quickly because it lost all of the readers to the mines. He later decided to create a newspaper and bring it to the East knowing he could make a lot of money off of it. By August 1848, people from the East were getting newspapers daily about the gold rush, which brought them slowly to Sutter’s Fort.
News traveled fast and far, prospectors came from around the world to try their hand in panning gold. Gold mining had reached its peak by 1852. More than $80 million in gold had been pulled from mines (Encyclopedia.com, 2015). Even though the gold rush was not profitable for all who came to California, the gold rush reshaped the demographics of California because people from Asia and other parts of the world traveled to California and the population rose. In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold while constructing a mill for John Sutter (Encyclopedia.com, 2015).
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).
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
The book is called “Indian Killer” because of the way that he kills. The book really wants to send the message of anti-Native American violence and racism. “Listen,’” the detective had said.‘“I don't think there was anybody in that valley with you, but psycho bastards like the Indian Killer thrive on this kind of attention. They feed on it, breathe on it. Don't give him what he wants’”(Alexie).
No sickness had ever been so deadly - so great a killer - or so fearful to see.”. The Red Death represents death as a person. Death killed everybody and left nobody alive because nobody can escape death. Death isn’t the only symbol in the
These movements were a response to war and the unbelievable number of dead that were recorded in the time period between World War I and II. Existentialism was all about the absurdity of life and that life was a queue for death. Existentialists believed in the reality of the present and that anyone could die in the most inhumane manner, with or without hope of god awaiting them in afterlife. It was mostly just about the hope that people had of living another day. There was just death and destruction and the philosophy that became a mind-set that was based around nothingness (Aronson,
Idea 1: The sun has sunk low beyond the distance casting dying rays across the dead lands. All that remains are us- Those who were cursed by this terrible plague turning us into horrible feral creatures of the night. We lurk in the shadows, unable to return to the remaining humans who have condemned us, searching for a cure - A way to return things to the way they used to be. When things were normal, when things were fine. Background - A illness has spread to various humans causing them to turn into werewolf like abominations, forced out of society, they now live in fear of the people they once called kin and seek refuge amongst themselves.
Gun control has a dangerous track record; it has been seen to cause the death of millions of people, and the unrightful hostile takeover of basic freedoms of innocent citizens. Throughout history gun control has been introduced many times in foreign countries for the sole purpose of disarming, and threatening its own citizens. For example, in Nazi Germany, Jews were forbidden to purchase or own any firearms. Unable to defend themselves Adolf Hitler ordered the murder of over six million Jewish citizens. (Polsby 21) This same technique can also be seen in Turkey.
Emmett was left mutilated and horrendous looking for all of the world to see when his mother decided to have an open-coffin funeral. News of Emmett’s story spread through the nation like a forest fire, outraging and devastating people all over, saying how brutal the murder was, or how it wasn’t brutal enough. Emmett’s trial took place less than 2 weeks after he’d been killed, and somehow his trial was more unfair than his death. During trial, Mr. Breland harassed Till’s Uncle Mose, “And yet you could see clearly, clearly enough to accuse to white men of murder, to claim that the men on your porch were Mr. Bryant and Mr. Milam over there… No problem with white folks, yet there you sit accusing two of our upstanding white citizens of barging into your home in the middle of the night, pointing a gun and a flashlight in your face, and hauling off your nephew”(170/171). Even though Bryant and Milam both admitted to kidnapping Emmett, the possibility of the two men not even being there to take Emmett is beyond irrational, even when both men stated their names at Moses 's door.
Those people moved to the city, where yet again they found themselves out of employment due to the Industrial Revolution making things more efficient. With no other method to support themselves, the farmers turned to crime to make a living. Although there were over 200 crimes that were punishable by death, including impersonating an Egyptian (Convict Creations N.A, N.D), many of those were not carried out, instead the criminals being banished to America. As a result of this, when the British lost the U.S. as a dumping ground for malefactors, the prisons began overflowing, and eventually even the hulks, a decommissioned war ship began running out of space. When the British were in desperate need of a colony where it could send its prisoners, Captain Cook found fertile land and foreign plants on the east coast of Terra Australis Incognito in 1770 (ADB N.A, 1966).