Presentation on theme: "California Gold Rush Who made up the majority of travelers on the trails before the California Gold rush? What sequence of events led to the California."— Presentation transcript:
California Gold Rush Who made up the majority of travelers on the trails before the California Gold rush? What sequence of events led to the California gold rush? Why was the United States lucky in the timing of the California gold rush?
HOTS or LOTS? Who was able to stake a claim? Why was the lack of a court system a problem in the early days of the gold rush? What effectts do you think gold mining had on the California environment?
Which question is a HOTS and Why? What type of work did people do in mining camps? What percentage of gold rush immigrants were women, and what opportunities did the gold rush provide them? How did attitudes toward slavery in California benefit Biddy Mason? Why did many Chinese immigrants go to California during the gold rush? What challenges did the immigrant miners face in California?
What type of questions are these? Why did the courts favor Americans over immigrants? When did California become a state? How do you think the Californians and Native Americans view the gold rush and the population boom that resulted?