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Gold Rush


What was the Gold Rush?



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How did it Begin? CAUSE

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Samuel Brennan



Who were the 49ers?


How were these groups discriminated against?


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Benefit: ____________

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Problems: __________

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Benefit: ____________

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Problems: __________

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Lode Deposits-________________________

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Effects of the Gold Rush

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What was the Gold Rush?

  • Period from 1848/49-1858 when hundreds of thousands of men traveled west to improve their fortunes. (…find gold!)







  • Argonaut- Allusion to the Greek Myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece


How did the Gold Rush Begin?




  • Samuel Brennan

    • Sparked the Gold Rush of 1849 by publishing an article about the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill

    • Became California’s first millionaire by investing in General Stores that sold goods to miners


Who were the 49ers?

  • Men who traveled to California to find gold in 1849

  • Irish, Chinese, Mexicans, African Americans


How were these groups discriminated against?


  • Foreign Miners Tax ($20 per month)

  • Anti-immigration Acts

  • Physical harm “Society of Hounds”, Extermination

  • Racism


Ore- rock that contains valuable minerals (gold) that can be extracted
Gold deposits exist in 2 forms:

    1. Placer deposits- when gold is moved as a result of some type of erosion (wind, water, ice, gravity)




    1. Lode deposits- place where gold originates (mountains)

Effects of the Gold Rush



  1. Population Shifts

3. Destruction of the Environment


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