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1 A Rush To The West P By Ashley and Cambria Lahti parker fy

2 P.S IF ITS IN BLUE IT IS FOR YOU! P.P.S IT’S THE ANSWERS! (ON YOUR PAPER)

3 Mormons DEFINITION : They were the largest group of settlers to move to the Mexican Cession. The Mormons prospered in Utah despite the harsh dessert climate. The church was founded by Joseph Smith.

4 Past and present leaders Joseph Smith Was a farmer who grew up in upstate NY. He was an energetic, popular, and HANDSOME man. He said a man could have more than one wife. Brigham Young He was the new leader after Joseph Smith was murdered He searched for a new home for the Mormons. He founded their home, that later became Salt lake city, Utah.

5 California GOLD RUSH Sutter’s Mill The place where gold was discovered in 1848 Vigilante – Self appointed law enforcer Golden Immigrants The people who journeyed to California seeking gold after its discovery was the Forty-Niners Tales of “mountain of gold” attracted thousands of Chinese to California

6 Minorities African American In 1863 California law denied de’m blacks and other minorities the right to testify de’m whites in court. Indians Between 1850 and 1870, The Native American population in California fell from 100,000 to only about 17,000.

7  PARKER ASHLEY CAMBRIA


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