Calfornia Gold Rush in San Francisco Essay

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California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush one of the biggest events in the U.S History. The Gold Rush was when gold was found by James .W. Marshall in 1848 in San Francisco, California. When this happened, emotions sparked in San Francisco (main site for the Gold Rush). The word spread so quickly that people from all around the Unites States flooded into San Francisco and causing overpopulation(“California Gold Rush”). In 6 years during the Gold Rush, the population increased by almost 36,000 residents(“California Gold Rush”). Overpopulation set in, and it was a major problem. This problem increased murders, fires, robberies and overall just many crimes(“The California Gold Rush”). More people means more houses being taken, and a …show more content…

When there are more people, a lot more terrible murders, fires and accidents take place("The Effects of the Gold Rush.") . During the stampede of people coming over during the Gold Rush, crime went way up, more people will be involved in murders, robberies, kidnappings etc. Also there were more fires, pollution and more people without a place to stay. Many of these people had high hopes for money during the great find of gold, but so many people came over that there was not enough room for people to stay. All houses were full with people and it made people sleep on streets, and that is why crime went up, people were poor and needed food, so they would steal and kill for it(“California Gold Rush”). Fires happened because people would have a type of mentally that, if my family can't have it, neither can your family. So many people would come to San Francisco and go home empty handed(“California Gold Rush”). These are only some examples of how the Gold Rush was negative. Yes, there were positives, for example, it helped the economy, gold meant money. So the Gold Rush was not only affected in a negative way. but some positive.
Now over 36,00 people came to San Francisco to live there, but a lot more people than that came. Over 100,000 immigrants, looking for anything to help them, came to California during the Gold Rush (“The California Gold Rush”). A lot of these immigrants were were African Americans. Many came from Mexico. The first man was on the San

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