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.
Finding gold would be a good way to make some easy money. Well that’s not always true. In the late 1850’s people started finding a lot of gold in California. But people didn’t realize the challenges they would face. Some challenges people would have to go through during the California Gold Rush were the travel, the crime, and actually becoming successful.
268 million cubic yards of excavated dirt and ten years span of time, after all these things, the Panama Canal was complete. It was far more than just a canal. It was a dream that was turned into a reality. An idea that was shared and dreamed about by many nations. Who could take on the daunting task of building it? The United States thought they had what it took to give it a try, but they had one problem. The Colombians (owners of what is now Panama) did not want to sell their land to the United States. The United States refused to let this obstacle stand in their way. To proceed
In the year of 1848, gold was found by a group of people digging in the northern part of California. This group of laborers was digging a millrace, which is the channel which carries the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel, for a man with the name of John Sutter. Although most people think about the Gold Rush as a time where gold was discovered in California, the Gold Rush made more of an impact to the future of the country than people think. There are many other reasons besides gold that make the Gold Rush an important event in American history.
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 huge influx of people into California, especially the city of San Francisco, opened up many more opportunities in the economic scheme of things. Manufacturing, trade, merchant businesses, agriculture, entertainment market, and the newly formed banks and financial institutions all flourished and prospered because of the gold rush. The economy in California blossomed. The national economy also was impacted by the gold rush and did well because many companies across the country invested, in some way, shape or form, in the gold rush.
The United States bought its way to glory, not just once but twice. These events were the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty, in 1848, and the Gadsden Treaty, in 1853. The Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty was an attempt to end the Mexican-American War, a territorial war between the United States and Mexico. This treaty worked in the United States’ favor, granting the country about 525,000 square miles of land. Afterwards, bickering between the two countries continued, and several conditions of the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty were not upheld. As a result, came the signing of a new treaty, named the Gadsden Treaty. This treaty was an attempt to solve old issues from the Mexican-American War. Furthermore, this treaty gave the United States, approximately 29,670 miles
On January 24, 1848, James W. Marshall changed the course of America while overseeing construction at Sutter’s Mill on the American River in Coloma, California when he discovered gold flakes at the bottom of the river. The news of gold quickly spread throughout the world triggering the largest mass migration of people ever seen since the Crusades. Within months, over a hundred thousand Americans along with thousands of emigrants from around the world flocked to California in search of gold. The emigrants exposed the American to new ideas and cultures and helped develop new technologies. These new ideas and technologies helped bring America to its height of power, and developed the American Dream. Despite the positives, the Gold Rush produced several negative side effects which are still visible today. Thus the American gold rush of 1848 was one of the most important events that shaped the United States.
The railroad system between 1860-1890 expanded greatly and transported people and goods to many places in the United States. According to Transcontinental Railroad "They also brought rapid economic growth as mining, farming, and cattle-raising developed along the main lines and their branches" (Transcontinental Railroad, 2016). The Pacific Railroad act of 1863 authorized the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad (Haycox, 2001). The main idea in building was to link the United States from east to west. The Transcontinental Railroad not only made travel and shipping faster and cheaper, but it also contributed greatly to the Westward expansion of the United Stated (Haycox, 2001).
10 Days that changed the world is an exceptional book that brings to light various events in history that have affected the outcome of this great nation as a whole and also the world in itself. I will be introducing chapters 2, 3 and 4 and letting people know how they impacted my view on America. I chose chapter two because Shays Rebellion, one of the events that you can’t leave out, brought light to an inevitable fact that the Articles of the Confederation did not work and could not sustain us as people. I chose chapter three because the Gold Rush, it led to very unlikely things. People of every race, creed and color lived together for one common purpose one that was not promised but hoped for, gold. I chose Chapter
A lot of events have happened during 1848-1940 in California. Historical events such as the Gold Rush and the creation of the railroads, to the more controversial events such as the exploitation of workers, the many strikes that took place, and the monopolies of the railroads. But first, I will begin discussing about the Gold Rush, which began in the year 1848 and had a lasting impact in California. The Gold Rush (which lasted from 1848 to 1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.
Expansion out West for the United States changed the dynamic of the United States forever. The intergration of whites and native americans caused a multitude issues for with the expansion out West. Striking gold was the dream of many moving out West with the idea of living an upper class life. Native Americans had a culture shock with the expansion out West by the United States government. Politcians played a huge role in the expansion out West such as Andrew Jackson. The idea of getting rich quick was the mindset of many in taking the risk to move out West. Accumpalating land,resources and money was the mission of the United States moving out West however they did not take into account for people merging together who were not equiped to
The California gold rush was something that got our country’s back then. In 1848, James Marshall had discovered gold in California right along the American River. Once people found out about it, they started moving to California in hopes of finding gold as well. I was one of those people who decided to venture there hoping against all doubt and be one of the lucky few to find any. It took me a few months to save up money to go on the trip to California but once I did, I began my journey.
It would connect the county. It would increase business. It would start the race of the century. It would cause the demise of natives and the rise of the settlers. It would represent power unity and America. The Transcontinental Railroad is an important part of American history. This paper will include the influences that caused the Transcontinental Railroad, the union pacific