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What impact did the Gold Rush have on the settlers and Nativ

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Sarah B.

on 27 January 2014

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Transcript of What impact did the Gold Rush have on the settlers and Nativ

The California Gold Rush of 1848
Pictures of the California Gold Rush
What did you learn that you did not previously know?
I learned that the California Gold Rush began when a man named James Marshall found Gold at Sutters' Mills.
How is Manifest Destiny symbolized throughout your topic?
The accidental discovery of Gold made California was an essential part of the Manifest Destiny picture.
How is Manifest Destiny influencing this aspect of westward expansion?
The Gold Rush reinforced the idea of Manifest Destiny. America was destined to expand from Atlantic to Pacific, and the accidental discovery of Gold made California an even more essential part of the picture.
Extra Facts
Who were the 49ers?
The 49ers were participants in the California Gold Rush, often meaning the gold miners. The reason they were called 49ers is because the arrival of people began in 1849.
What happened at Sutter's Mills?
The great California gold rush began on January 24, 1848, when James W. Marshall discovered gold in the American River while building a sawmill for John Sutter, at Sutter's Mills.
How did it affect life for Settlers & Native Americans?
The Native Americans were affected by the settlers. The settlers forced the Native Americans to work for them. The Gold Rush brought violence and diseases to the Native Americans.
What impact did the Gold Rush have on the settlers and Native Americans?
In 1848 , Indians in California outnumbered whites by 10 to 1. Numerous Indians in California were conquered and killed by newcome settlers. Then by the late 1848 over 300,000 settlers has come to California.
Who was Involved?
The Native Americans and the European settlers were the two main colonies involved in the Gold Rush. But overtime, Mexicans, Chinese, Britians, Australians, French, and Latin Americans came.
Although many flocked to California in search on gold, the first man to become a millionaire because of the Gold Rush was not a miner. He sold mining supplies to all who needed them.
By: Sarah Baki
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