Gold Rush-American History Research Paper Note Cards

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Chinese gold seekers arrived in large numbers making up about 1/5 of population of California.
Cause Idea 1: \”California Gold Rush.\” The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016
The miners had to pay monthly fees to mine for gold which was higher than what they earned.
Cause Idea 2: \”California Gold Rush.\” The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016
John Sutter’s mill was founded by James Marshall where the first gold was found.
Cause Idea 3: \”California Gold Rush.\” The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016
This caused miners, or 49ers to rush from all over the world in 1848
Cause Idea 4:\”California Gold Rush.\” The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016
Gold Rush of 1848
The Event Source 1:\”California Gold Rush.\” The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2016
Marshall found a Yellow shining fleck in the water
The Event Source 2: The California Gold Rush of 1849 – Coloma, California
https://www.coloma.com/california-gold-discovery/…/california-gold-rus…
The California Gold Rush of 1849.
There were 80,0000 gold hunters that poured into California by 3 routes.
Effect 1: The California Gold Rush of 1849 – Coloma, California
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The California Gold Rush of 1849.
They used Wagon, mules and trains and many died on this dangerous journey.
Effect 2: The California Gold Rush of 1849 – Coloma, California
https://www.coloma.com/california-gold-discovery/…/california-gold-rus…
The California Gold Rush of 1849.
Life was very hard for the miners.
Effect 3: The California Gold Rush of 1849 – Coloma, California
https://www.coloma.com/california-gold-discovery/…/california-gold-rus…
The California Gold Rush of 1849.
By 1852 the California Gold Rush had produced $81 million dollars.
The California Gold Rush of 1849 – Coloma, California
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The California Gold Rush of 1849.
The End of the Gold Rush
Event Source 3-4 3. Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
4. Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print
People left jobs and farms to search for more gold
Important information Idea 1: Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print
They traveled by horseback and wagon using the California trails.
Important information Idea 2: Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print
It caused the population of San Fransisco to grow rapidly from 1848 to 1850.
Important information Idea 3: Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print
For most disappointments were met for many, as the gold had dried up.
Important information Idea 4: Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print
They heard about the gold rush being in new locations from newspapers and by word of mouth.
Important information Idea 5: Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print
Thousands of 49ers traveled by sea around the southern tip of South America then to North California. 117,000 mile journey that took about 7 months to complete.
Important information Idea 1: Orr, Tamar. California. Danbury, Connecticut: Children’s Press A Division of Scholastic Inc., 2008. Print
Foresman, Scott. Social Studies. Glenview, Illinois: Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. Print

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