The first of many reasons detailing on why the California Gold Rush was important is the fact that it brought many Americans to migrate west. In the year of 1849, more than 100,000 people that lived in the eastern half of the nation migrated to California in hopes of becoming wealthy off of the gold they hoped to find. These people became known as “forty-niners”. The state of California was not formally a state at the time, it was a territory. The leaders of the territory took advantage of the situation and applied for statehood, since it now met the requirements to become a state.
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.
First Australian Chinese Lord Mayor – Alec Fong Lim AM (1931-1990) Australian and Chinese established a long-term and ongoing relationship. Many Chinese came to Australia because of the Australian Gold Rushes. After the gold rushes, they expanded their population and contributed a significant growth by their businesses and industries. Meanwhile, Chinese couples, who were the grandparents of Alexander (Alec) Fong Lim, moved to Australia and took root at Northern territory in the 1880’s (Carment 2007). Even though Alec Fong grew up in Chinese family, he extricated himself from the tradition Chinese value and preferred to devote his career life to community affairs, which finally helped him to become the first Australian Chinese Lord Mayor in Australia and embodied the multicultural
Narrator: Welcome to the world’s greatest countries during the 1750’s AD. Our 2 countries are well developed, with booming economies, and tons of land. The countries were close allies, but some issues were starting to brew. King of Country A: We have to get some more gold to feed our people, and pay for our people and military. Hmmm, maybe we can “borrow” some gold from Country B.
Forts existed but were few and far between. With this in mind it seemed greed pushed the population forward. The arrival of the of minors out searching for fortune isn’t as expected as according to Hyde’s the pacific trade was founded to help European business men mine by organizing through Hawaii many indentured servants from Hawaii, the Philippians and Asia to come and be laborers for three years in California for gold mining in return for their passage costs to the West Coast of the United States territories. Mining in the west did produced wealth but those who actually profited in the west was the merchants. In Hyde’s description of Sutter’s business deals “his own niche in buying stolen horses from Miwoks and selling them back to their original owners for a “recovery fee””(Hyde’s 188), this proves that societies tend to be based on the existence of business.
Thanks to the rich people in California, whose income gets a boost from the American bull market to pay a huge share of taxes, this year they are looking at a potential surplus of $4.2 billion. With California being primarily a democratic state with a
In the second half of the 19th-century migration to California increased due to railroad-inspired land boom. However, migration to California was not welcoming and tolerant to one specific group of migrants, and this group was the Chinese. As new rails were being built there was a demand for workers to build railways throughout California and eastward to connect the Transcontinental Railroad with Union Pacific (Textbook, 269). Big railroad industries, such as Central Pacific hired Chinese immigrants as part of their workforce. The Chinese worked tirelessly and through tough environmental conditions and earned low wages.
At the time gold panning was a simple way to obtain gold fast with little work, but most of the time ineffective. Cradles and Rockers started from the beginning of the gold rush, it required two people but produced more than panning, first dirt, water, and rock were placed on wood that looked similar to a cradle, which would then be rocked and sifted then a grate stopped the larger rocks from going through, then the finer bits of sand and gold would be caught by ridges and canvas. Then there was Flumes and Sluicing, water was essential during the gold rush, as it was for this technique, it was used to separate dirt from gravel sometimes the places they chose to mine weren 't the most ideal for mining since sometimes water wasn 't near so they built long wood chutes to carry water over while the sluice box was particularly helpful since it could filter out dirt and gravel as i previously mentioned. Finally there was Horse-Drawn Assastre which was somewhat useful since there was a chance that gold could be encased in rocks and a few miners from Mexico created this tool/technique, the horses and or mules would be hooked to spokes with rocks connected on the inside as they turned the axis’s on the spokes they would crush the rocks
The California gold rush was the largest mass migration in America history since it brought .about 300,000 to California it all started January 24 1848 when James w Marshall found gold. On his piece of land at sutter mill in Coloma the news of gold spread quickly around people. From Oregon sandwich island now Hawaii at Latin American were first to here the breaking news. So they were the first to arrive in order to test their luck in California by the end of 1848. Soon other rest in the us Europe Australia and China followed and since.