Presentation on theme: "A. Gold is Discovered A. Found by John Marshall at Sutters Mill in 1848."— Presentation transcript:
A. Gold is Discovered A. Found by John Marshall at Sutters Mill in 1848
B. Mining Methods 1. Placer Mining: The most popular; Ran water over dirt to uncover the heavier gold.
2. Panning This was a cheap & simple method that required few tools. Performed alone or in small groups
C. The 49ers 1. Over 80,000 gold-seekers in % of prospectors were unmarried men. 3. Most went home with little or nothing.
D. Mining Towns Crime & violence were very common.
III. Effects of the Gold Rush
A. New Businesses 1. Mining towns attracted people selling goods & services to miners. 2. Denim was used for tough work clothes. Levi Strauss
B. Opportunities for Women To make money women, cooked, cleaned & opened boardinghouses for miners.
C. Immigrants 1. 24,000 Chinese migrated to CA – Suffered from: Discrimination Violence 2. Gold-seekers also came from Europe, Mexico & South America.
D. Changes In California Grew rapidly Become a state in only 2 yrs. Both farming & industry grew. Both farming & industry grew. Gold resulted in higher prices - inflation. Gold resulted in higher prices - inflation. 1. Population 2. Economy