Presentation on theme: "What is the relationship between Americans and the land?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What is the relationship between Americans and the land? Gold RushWhat is the relationship between Americans and the land?
2 What was the gold rush?History Channel VideoAmerica: Story of Us
3 What was the gold rush?In 1848 gold was found in the ground at Sutter’s MillIn two years over 100,000 miners travelled West to California in search of goldSmall towns sprung up out of nowhereThe gold rush attracted people from all over the United States including immigrants
4 Vocabulary Prospector: people who looked for gold claim: a piece of land chosen by a miner on which he or she searched for goldboomtown: a town that springs up in a deserted place so that miners will have some place to liveforty-niner: a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849gold fever: greed and the contagious excitement of the gold rushghost town:: Thinking about the effect that
5 What impact did mining have on California’s physical environment? The images in this group show mines, miners at work, and the tools they used.They also illustrate the effect of the mines and the mining industry on California's landscape.Rivers were dammed or became clogged with sediment, forests were logged to provide needed timber, and the land was torn up — all in pursuit of gold.