Moving from Mexico to California, escaping from a war-torn country, or venturing out to strike it rich. What do all these have in common? People driving to do better. Ernesto, Ahmedi, and Stanley and Marshall are the main characters in 3 books. Ernesto, from Barrio Boy, is a young Mexican immigrant that moved to California for a new life. Ahmedi, from The Other Side of the Sky, is a girl with her mom trying to escape from their war-torn country. Finally, Stanley and Marshall, from Call of the Klondike, are two men sharing their perspective and stories about the Klondike Gold Rush. What drives a person to achieve a goal is knowing what good things will lie ahead.
Ernesto Galarza is the main character in Barrio Boy. He is a young boy that moved to California as a Mexican immigrant with his family. Ernesto has to adapt to his new life and learn how to speak English. Ernesto’s teacher, Mrs. Ryan, is teaching him how to speak the English language. “They assured us that there was always a person at the school who could speak Spanish.” (Galarza 2) On the first day, Ernesto and his Mom come to the school and walk into principal's office to become registered for school. Ernesto is very frightened about the new principle and wonders whether he should trust her. “I had to decide whether she was a possible friend or a menace.” (Galarza 7) Ernesto finished registering and he was then sent to Mrs. Ryan’s classroom. He was surprised to see that the other kids were also immigrants from
The first few bits of gold were found around January of 1848 near the region of Coloma. As a result the west had a sudden surge of migrants moving to California in the hopes of excavating gold and getting rich off of the gold. This event in American history became known as the California gold rush and it would have a great impact not only on the nation but on the world, however this job came with many great risks and challenges.
When the California Gold Rush took off almost everyone wanted to try their luck in California, and the first thing they had to do is get there. If you on the eastern side of the United State or from European you had two choices to get to California they were the sea or land route, but if you were on the Pacific Ocean coast you direct sea route to there. The land route took you across the great United State through some of its most extremes weather and terrain, and traveler had survived the untamed west on their own and what they bring. Also, they had to struggle against diseases outbreaks such as Cholera which the text said, “As many as 1500 travelers died from Cholera along the Overland Trail in 1849” (Gillon, 298). The most popular route
The Klondike Gold Rush had begun on August 16, 1869, when Yukon area Indians had found gold in Rabbit Creek, near a town named Dawson in Canada. Word of the discovery of gold in the Klondike hadn’t reached other regions in the world till July 17, 1897, when gold-rushers finally set off to go to the vast Yukon territory. According to estimation, there was around 100,000 gold-seekers who decided to test their luck on acquiring some of the valuable gold, which had been literally coming in by the tons! In the end, only 30,000 gold-seekers had successfully reached the Yukon territory. Unfortunately, many of these gold-seekers whom tried to reach the Yukon territory had faced many complications, which
In the text, “Klondike Gold Rush” and “A Woman Who Went To Alaska”, both share many different things. In this case their point a view was different. That is what I will be discussing today!
Have you ever thought about being rich? How about finding gold where you least expected it to be? In the passages “Klondike Gold Rush” and A Woman Who Went to Alaska and City of Gold each author or narrator discusses the same topic which was that people went out on a challenging trip to find gold, but only some people were successful. In the two passages and the one video the authors or narrator were using different points of views. Each person’s point of view shapes the reader's understanding of the miners’ lives is because each person has there own situation, so they have to act and talk differently than some of the other characters.
The California Gold Rush was a spectacular time for California. It occurred from 1848-1855. Many, many people migrated to California to find the gold that was said to be there. This changed California from a dreary and unpopulated place to a thriving and happy place to be. Not everyone struck it rich, though, not even the person who discovered it, James W. Marshall. California’s motto, Eureka, is a reference to the Gold Rush. The California Gold Rush was a life-changing event for many people and is still thought of today.
It is well known that the industrialization in America start in the east. However, the gold rush was the reason why it industrialized much faster than the east. With the technological improvements that the gold rush demand it helped California industrialize much faster. Gold was first discovered in January 24 1848 by James Marshall on the south fork of the American river. A not so mentioned part of California history is that James Marshall wasn’t the first person to discover gold in California. Francisco Lopez was the first documented gold rush in California. No one talk or mentions it because right after Lopez had discovered gold the war between Mexico and US had begun. Moreover, like everyone knows Mexico lost and lost California and other territory to the US. After JamesMarshall had found gold and after everyone had started to hear the news, few people started rushing to the minefields. The gold rush fever had not started yet because many people were hesitant. It wasn’t after President Polk at that time, confirmed that there really was gold found in California after the announcement by Polk was heard. Massive amount of people from all over the world rushed to California. States were not the first to hear about the news. Actually, people in Hawaii were the first to find out. As trading ships where leaving the San Francisco port on their trips across the pacific. Was when the Hawaii found out about the news? When the states
On January 23, 1848, James Wilson Marshall was working by California's American River to build a sawmill for John Sutter. That night, he had water diverted so it could carry away earth and powdered stone that was there, and the next morning, as he was walking around, he saw a yellow speck in a shallow pool of water. He picked up several pieces and the next day he took it to his boss, John Sutter, to be examined.
Have you ever moved schools and didn’t like it? Well Barrio Boy starring Ernesto Galarza he moved from Mazatlan, Mexico to California. Ernesto went to Lincoln Elementary where he wanted to learn English. He started on basic and started to say “ Butterflee”. He started to get help from teachers going to small little rooms and after all that practice he now says “Butterfly”. Ernesto shows you how determined
If you had the opportunity to get rich off of gold, would you? Would you be willing to leave everything you have behind to move thousands of miles across the country just for gold? In 1859, the answer for many people was yes. Word of gold found throughout Colorado spread across the country and launched the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush or also known as the Colorado Gold Rush. There are several significant events in Colorado history that have had an influential impact on the state we know today. The Colorado Gold Rush, in 1859, was the most significant event in Colorado History for several reasons: the rush attracted thousands of people to our state, initiated the mining of other resources, succored farming and ranching throughout the state, and boosted the economy of the towns here in Colorado; these benefits of the rush continue to play a role in our state still today.
November 1898, and the Gold Rush in the Yukon was in full swing. On the banks of the Klondike river, thousands of prospectors stood and knelt, panning for the ever so elusive dust that seemed to have some sort of mind control, using shine and luster to call people to it in a mad paroxysm . Here, a tiny force of mounties attempted to keep the peace in Dawson City. In the South, the Long Depression was in full effect, and the gold rush offered an opportunity to transcend its economic effects. Almost overnight, the city had gained 30-40 000 residents, and with all the lights from tents and campfires, the city earned the name of the City of Lights.
First and foremost, this novel is about Chicano people and the struggles they endured. While each small passage can be viewed as the progression of the unknown male protagonist, it also gives a multitude of other views as well. Middle-aged male
Can you imagine moving to a different country and trying to raise a family in a country that is not your homeland? Many people make this decision on a daily basis. However, which traditions and values would you choose to teach your children? Would you teach your children their homeland traditions or their new country traditions? In the book, On Gold Mountain by Lisa See, Fong See struggled in being accepted publicly as a member of American Society and he also struggled with trying to keep his Chinese traditions and values with his families. In his second marriage, he succeeded in being accepted by the American society, but was not as successful with his Chinese traditions. However, in his third marriage, he was successful in maintaining