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1 California Gold Rush By: Coraima & Kayla

2 The background Started in 1849 More than 80,000 arrived Population grew to much San Francisco most populated city in California. Boomtowns were springing up over night People wanted to get rich quick!!!

3 Cause of the Gold Rush People wanted Gold. They were greedy. Everyone want to get there first. Chaos occurred.

4 People Involved The Forty- Niners came from all over the world. Levi Strauss sold miners denim pants. Vigilantes acted as police, judge, jury, and sometimes executioners. Zackary Taylor was a Mexican war hero.

5 Interesting Facts Thousands of settlers set out for Oregon in It was called the Great Migration. About 25,000 people were believed to come by sea. San Francisco became a ghost town due to everyone searching for gold. Only a few people became rich.

6 More Facts People who came for gold stayed to farm or run a business. California’s population soared Needed more effective government People applied for statehood. Their constitution was approved.

7 Even more facts California applied to congress for statehood Banned slavery Request cause crisis in congress Southern states objected Congress worked out a compromise six months later

8 Changes 1. Gold rush had lasting effects on California. Trade expanded Agriculture Shipping 2. Population grew from about 20,000 to 220,000 in four years

9 Impact today!!! 1.The United States Grew in size Grew in wealth Economic power rose Political power rose

10 In the End The Gold Rush lasted four years Only a few people became rich All the gold was found Its effect was that there are more people in California. The boomtowns developed over time.


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