It brought a lot of jobs to the west and also brought immigrants. When the gold rush first started people flocked to California to get a part in the rush. The strongest men from every city left their homes to find wealth. The people who made it to California first found plentiful gold, but it was hard work, and there were many people trying to get the gold. Immigrants form all over the world came to find instant wealth, so during the rush California became the most diverse state in the country.
Arkansas is known for being the “natural” state, but I believe California has much more than it’s beautiful scenery. California in general is a very diverse state and offers more things to do for tourists and native Californians, “California travel is all…we have more tourist attractions than any other place in the world.” There are millions of
Making a Gold Rush: Through the Good Times and the Bad The first two years of the Gold Rush seemed to be California’s miners most lucrative years, whereas I tend to disagree with Rohrbough and his statement that “the Gold Rush…generated a complex and highly competitive economy that conferred advantages on those with capital and luck and that ignored men who possessed neither.” Success is determined with what you choose to do with your earnings and how successful you were, as well as the investments that were made during the first years of the Gold Rush. Luck has nothing to do with the less profitable 49ers, the deteriorating conditions of the placers and areas in which they mined for years after the overwhelming influx of miners and immigrants
One conflict was the gold rush of 1849, where some gold was found in what is now California, and millions of settlers went west to get rich on gold, and in the process fought with the Spanish who lived out there, and then killed many Indians who also settled in that land. After California was bleed dry, the settlers thought maybe the neighboring states would have gold, which lead to another gold rush in Colorado in 1850, Idaho and Montana in the 1860, and Arizona and Nevada during the 1870's. Even though gold really wasn't found in those states other minerals where found like silver in those states, which made the West one of the worlds largest reservoirs of precious metals. Plus the Indians where pushed aside for the railroad expansions, the railroads where away to expand west and do it quickly, as opposed to traveling by horse and wagon, or by walking even in some cases. In most cases, the people who traveled West for precious metals would usually travel back
In a Newsweek article, Death of a Dream, it talks about the idea of a “bubble dependency.” Many people were very excited about the emergence of the housing market; “people cheered as their home's "value" increased 20 percent annually.” However, when the housing bubble burst, the real-estate economy slowly evaporated and families were felt with debt. Their expectations were too high and in the end, most were disappointed. In the California Dream, there also lies the paradox of growth. We measure our own growth through character development as well as the growth in our savings accounts. California is home to
However, as Australia became a more and more free settlers country, the government wanted to attract more and more migrants so encouraged the people to look for gold - E.H. Hargraves find gold in Bathurst – in newspaper - 8th August 1851, gold is found in Ballarat Victoria, gold rush begins - Many miners in the Victorian gold rush came from California Impact on Victoria - Melbourne became a ghost town - People left their work and see the gold rush as an opportunity to make fortunes - Almost everyone went to the goldfields - People from all over the country came to Victoria to find gold. They paid huge sums because merchants inflated their prices of
Part A One of the most significant geographical factors that contributed to the expansion of the United States was the existence of gold in California. Prior to the Gold Rush of 1849, California was primarily a Mexican province where to a few adventurous Americans had made their way. However, once the news of gold spread east and the New York Herald printed the news of gold within its pages, the slow passage of people to the west “accelerated into a stampede.” (The California gold rush, 2003) This explosion of pioneers was small by no means. In the spring of 1849, over 30,000 people assembled at launch points along the plains ready to make the long hard journey to California in hopes of striking it rich. The promise of gold seemed great
The Chinese unskilled workers were all ignorantly called “Coolies” when the word itself meant Koo for “rent” and lee for “muscle”. As the mining continued during the Gold Rush, many of the Chinese camps were moved apart from the White American camps, due to the random violence that would happen to the Chinese. The Segregation was only the beginning of the Chinese discrimination (California). With the sudden panic of 1873 and its ill effects brought the matter sharply before the public and especially that portion of it was out of the lack of
In the 1920s, many people traveled across America and from different countries to the industrialized city of Los Angeles to look for opportunities and fulfill the American dream. For centuries, many immigrants came to Los Angeles expecting that not only it is a center of modernization and production of high-quality goods, but also a promising land of dreams and opportunities. However, as they arrived, they encountered several unbelievable obstacles. In the diary entry "Laughing In The Jungle", the author Louis Adamic comments that the scenery of Los Angeles is merely a deception to society's eyes; actually, it is an egocentric society where people valued greed and wealth. Pico Iyer's diary entry "Where Worlds Collide" explains how Los Angeles is not a starting point, but rather an end where all dreams and expectations that the foreigners carried throughout their journey simply shatter.