The discovery of gold introduced immigrants, gold rushers, miners, loggers, railroads and infrastructure community to Washington State. The immigrants or settlers came to Washington to look for gold and the discovery of gold helped increasing the population in Washington. In order for gold to be found, there were prospectors, miners and loggers that were there to find a way to complete their mission by finding gold. After gold has been discovered, it introduced an infrastructure community in small towns across the west. Gold introduced a lot of elements in Washington State and it created civilization in Washington.
The Gold Rush, beginning in 1848 and ending in 1855, was a period in American history which opened the doors of opportunity to a new group of immigrants, the Chinese. The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill, California, in 1848 was the cause of mass Chinese immigration that would last for decades to come. When James Marshall discovered gold in 1848, there were fifty-four recorded Chinese in California, this number quickly rose to 116,000 by 1876. Title (Chinese Immigration During the Gold Rush: The American Encounter) The California Gold Rush allowed for immigrants, such as the Chinese, to encounter the various beliefs and suspicions of the American society. One of the many results of the Chinese experience was the Chinese Exclusion Act, which
Before the Gold Rush, California was hugely underpopulated. The only people that lived there were Native Americans, Mexicans, and a few American immigrants. The towns were small and nearly abandoned. When the Gold Rush started that completely change. The small cities grew and the Bay Area became closer to what it is today and an economic boom occurred.
The California Gold Rush was a rush of people in search of gold in California. The gold
Did you know that the start of the California Gold rush brought more than 250,000 people west to California? The Gold Rush was a defining time in the history of California. The outcome of the California Gold Rush was a significant compromise in the nineteenth century because it led to forming of towns as people migrated, forming of California as a state, and the Compromise of 1850.
A dream can be defined as a strong desired goal or purpose that a person has. Many people have a dream that they want to accomplish in life, but never get the chance to do it. People are either too busy with work, a family, or they do not have the money to start their dream. Today people see others accomplish their dreams all the time on TV shows like The Voice, Master Chef, and American Idol. The novel Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck shows that during the Great Depression dreams were desired, but very hard to attain. Of Mice of Men is an allegory about the Great Depression which follows two men, Lennie and George, who have a dream of owning their own farm with rabbits. The book shows the difficulties Lennie and George faced to
Have you ever heard of something and thought something was too good to be true, and then you realize it was a fraud all along? The Klondike Gold Rush caused a similar reaction, as over 90,000 prospectors left their jobs and homes to journey into the Klondike in search of Gold to end up empty-handed. During their journey, they had to cope with extreme harsh conditions through Alaska as well as interact and trade with the natives. Although most people regard the Klondike gold rush event to be of just mining gold and striking rich, the Klondike gold rush consisted more
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. The California Gold Rush, a phenomenon that drew thousands of people trying to strike it rich with gold had both positive and negative effects in California.
The Gold Rush supposedly inspired the largest mass movement of people in world history because of the incredibly large masses of gold being found in the West. People found thousands of dollars in gold and people of all different cultures and backgrounds moved Westwards in hopes of finding gold as well. The Gold Rush left a positive effect on American History because Americans became wealthier and more foreigners came to California which expanded diversity.
Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, takes place during the time of The Great Depression; an era extremely difficult for women. The novella contains many iconic characters that serve as a metaphor to our societal standards. Curley’s wife is introduced just like any other; however, the emphasis on her feminine features are metaphoric to where women stand in society. In order to prove that society makes it impossible for certain people to attain The American Dream, Steinbeck objectifies, sexualizes, and kills Curley’s wife to show that women cannot reach The American Dream.
The process of gaining independence is an important part of who a person is and how they overcome issues they come across in their lifetimes. Several characters from the book, The Bean Trees, are either independent from the beginning of the story or develop to become independent. Due to these characters strong, self-supporting personalities, they can solve the issues they come across in a self-sufficient manner without help from others. These characters are never stuck relying on others for help or forced to wait for others. In the book The Bean Trees, several characters personify independence throughout the work, which supports the idea independent people can self-sufficiently overcome obstacles they come across.
For instance, Godey stated that “the American railroad was ‘manly’ because of the power of its engines and bravery of brakemen of engineers [but feminine] because of the domesticity of its parlor cars and the refinement of female passengers” (2 Home Adrift). It was revealed later on that lesser known railroad stories suggested woman were yet again influential on the construction of the railroad. We can conclude that the Market Revolution really impacted the lives of many women and were put on the map since people recognized that woman can actually do work which resulted in women in this time period to have more privileges. The railroad was really the keystone of the Market Revolution but in order for the construction of the railroad to happen and expansion of
The innovation of railroads, in particular, “helped to create new economic methods and institutions that were essential in guiding and shaping the American drive to industrialism” (Chandler 1965, 5). Chandler describes the railroads’ important impact on the “the expansion of wheat and cattle production, the coming of new commercial routes, and the adoption of mass-production methods in the manufacture of iron and consumer durables” (Chandler 1965, 23). These impacts all aided in the Westward movement. As Chandler recounts, “The railroad brought as significant changes to America’s industries as it did to its agriculture and commerce” (Chandler 1965, 22). The railroad revolutionized the transport of supplies that were necessary to industrial growth. By making the travel process easier, the railroads “lowered the final cost of manufactured goods in a number of industries and so increased the demand for their products” (Chandler 1965, 22). The railroad not only affected the West, but also impacted the Northeast, an already successful area financially. Regardless, “this sudden growth of a new transportation system stimulated the swift settlement of the Old Northwest,” an area previously unfamiliar to the effects of financial success (Chandler 1965, 21). The railroad had a profound impact on the financial development of the West, as it opened up new routes and encouraged the settlement of an area new to the effects of
The first woman’s rights convention that was held in the United States was known as the Seneca Falls Convention, which had occurred in New York. This convention occurred during the year 1848 and lasted for 2 days. The convention had many facets that dealt with equality for both men and women. The Seneca Falls Convention formally introduced ideas that included: equality regardless of gender, equal voting rights for both men and women, and the equal opportunity for participation in trade and commerce. The convention served as a stepping stone on the way to equal rights for all women.
After fifteen months of traveling around the world, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky was touted as having achieved “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman.” However, this was no ordinary journey. In June 1894, Annie began a 15 month trip around the world on a bicycle - collecting $5000.00 in her travels. Even by today's standards, this was an extraordinary feat which would test the physical and mental mettle of any human. But even more importantly, Annie's successful accomplishment of the task, was a footnote in the history of women's achievements, and helped to dissolve the perception of women being the weaker sex.