It is well known that industrialization in America started in the east. However, the gold rush was the reason why California industrialized much faster than the east. With the technological improvements, that the gold rush demands it helped California industrialize much faster. James Marshall first discovered gold on January 24 1848 on the south fork of the American river. A not so well know part of California history is that James Marshall was not the first person to discover gold in California. Francisco Lopez was the first documented gold rush in California. It is less know 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 James Marshall 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 until president, 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 were leaving the San Francisco port on their trips across the pacific. Was when the Hawaii found out about the news? When the states
In the late 1800’s, a lot of change was being brought upon the United States, especially on the west of America. New things were established and found in west states, such as Nevada and California. Many of these new establishments helped freed slaves find living as the gold mines were a huge ideal to foreigners traveling from the south and midwest. The Gold Rush was found in Sierra Nevada during 1848, when gold was found in a mine. This completely changed the popularity and population of California. Although, for many people who wanted to travel to mine for gold during the Gold Rush, it was a tough journey as there was no true railroad nor steamboats yet to be taken to the west. With the rise of exposure for the Chinese population in San Francisco,
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
The Klondike Gold Rush took place in 1896-1899 in a tributary of the Klondike River in the Yukon territory of Canada. It took about a year for the news of the gold to reach North America but quickly a stampede of people began their journeys to what they hoped would lead to riches. 100,000 people set out for gold but only about 30,000 people made it to the destination that they were headed for. Many died as well as people who turned back and journeyed home. There was murder, suicides, diseases, malnutrition, and deaths from hypothermia all over at this time It took about a year for the news of the gold to reach North America but quickly a stampede of people began their journeys to what they hoped would lead to riches. 100,000 people set out for gold but only about 30,000 people made it to the destination that they were headed for. Many died as well as people who turned back and journeyed home. There were murders, suicides, diseases, malnutrition, and deaths from hypothermia. Additionally not only the people that had headed out for the gold dies but also the dogs that they brought with them. Over 3,000 animals died on this journey for gold. The White Pass Trail was the cause of much of these deaths. The animals were overloaded and beat until they dropped. The harsh cold climate ranged from a -20 degrees F to the -50 degrees F that were not unheard of. This bitter cold took many animals and people's lives during this gold rush. The lack of food was another great
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.
Gold is a very precious metal that with in any community is pressed very highly. To a surprise to several, after the United States won California from Mexico. A land owner had found several pieces of gold along the river bed of the San Francisco. Circumstances lead to this land owner not wanting to reveal this information to the world. Nevertheless, the information was spread so began the Gold Rush in California. This magnificent event gave light to great change but was it the right move for progress and growth for the new founded country the United States. Growth in my eyes is defined as the increase of wealth among all the population that is living in a general area. Wealth should be defined as in a way where a family can live with good
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!
It was day of Jan 24th 1948, James Marshall was building a new sawmill for John Sutter in South Fork of American river near Coloma valley.He spotted some flecks of shiny pebbles.His eyes sparkled when he discovered that it was gold.
Contextual information about the Klondike gold rush helps readers understand Jack London’s story and his purpose in the excerpt from “To Build a Fire”,by setting a good background for the reader to place the character and his story in. Without the contextual information provided, the story would seem rather disconnected and empty. It would not make sense. For instance, if the author had not provided information about the temperature, why the protagonist needed to start a fire, or why he was running around, it would make the story quite confusing. However when detailed information about just how the frigid temperatures affected the protagonist and his surroundings, the plot of the story become much clearer.
When considering excavation methods, the location of the site has to be taken into account, as many archaeological methodologies can cause long-term damage to the site. So considering conservation strategies and methods is crucial. This directly applies to New Kinord, as the
The California Gold Rush was an event that lasted from January 24th, 1848 to 1855. The event was driven mainly by the large quantities of gold reserves that were discovered in the soon to be US state of California. This event caused many Americans to move from the eastern states and middle states to California with the hopes of finding gold. In this paper, I will analyze the economy at the time the gold rush started and attempt to answer the question of why individuals found it necessary or advantageous to move out to California in pursuit of gold. I will also consider personal accounts and editorials written to gain a more personal narrative of the conditions people were experiencing as well as their mindsets in deciding whether to move to California for the gold or not.
I found this video to be quite interesting as there were many things that happened during the gold rush. Many men traveled to California risking their lives to try and better themselves economically and offer a better life for their families, yet many of them failed and stayed there hanging on to hope that they would strike some gold sooner than later. What struck me the most was not the violence and lack of common care for other human beings that happened during gold minning, but the fact that men were so out of their element that many of them would actually pay money to just simply hear women speak or sing just so it would remind them of back home!
The discovery of the California Gold Rush took place by chance. Mainly the amount of the world’s gold is deep underground and embedded in hard rock. Unlike anywhere else in the world at that time the gold in California was simple to dig up, free for the taking and required little tools to acquire any gold. Only things required: a pick or shovel and a pan to shift out the gold from the rock, sand and debris. The Gold Rush affected not only California, but the outcome of the nation. Creating the expansion of our nation into Western America and California. Hundreds of thousand Americans and foreigners moved toward the Sierra Nevada’s, with the hopes of sticking it rich. Which impacted the social life and the economy, while effected the rest of the country. Producing a number of diverse people seeking to make a fortune, influenced California and the American life.
In early 1848, cries of gold findings flooded the West. White settlers flooded the area like a hurricane in search of riches never seen before to the common man. It was the single greatest migration of people in a shortest amount of time. The gold rush was a very dark period in American history and it shouldn’t be celebrated; the Native American’s were slaughtered in American thirst for gold Explosions of violence from both natives and settlers were common in this environment of prejudice and greed. Between 1850 and 1890 eighty percent of the total number of Native Americans in California died due to murder and massacre, disease, starvation, and forced migration from their native lands. The destruction of the culture and lives of the people native to California and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Greed changed the morals and values of the miners and Americans alike in the Gold Rush. The gold rush brought riches and highlighted racism of white Americans, while systematically destroying Native Americans in that region.