What effects did the discovery of Gold have on California and the USA? The Gold Rush changed almost every aspect of California and the USA for better and for worse. The majority of people that came to California were brave souls willing to trek mostly uncharted territory, but now the Gold Rush attracted many people from other parts of the world. Towards the beginning the early settlers received the best luck in finding gold and unfortunately, those who came later had a much harder time finding free space to mine and pan along with any gold left to collect. This extreme rush of money not only inspired people from all around the world to come to California, but also invited many businesses.
Meanwhile Phelps Dodge had also begun to invest in foreign mining operations in order to keep pace with its competitors, which required huge outlays of capital. Under pressure from a labor force supported by the powerful United Steelworkers union, Phelps Dodge had conceded wage increases averaging 15% per annum throughout the 1970’s for its
A The two most significant geographic and environmental factors that helped develop and expand regions of the United States are, The California Gold Rush of 1848 and The Great American Dust Bowl of the 1930's. The Gold Rush took place in what is now California, and began the 24th day of January in 1948 when a miner discovered a shiny gold near Coloma, California. The news of his findings spread quickly and eventually brought over 250,000 people to the area from all over the world (Wikipedia, 2013). "One of the migrations stimulated by the discovery of gold was the internal westward movement of Americans from the Eastern states who hoped to make a fortune in California" (Dan C Hazen). The effects on societies in the state of California and even throughout the country that the rush were enormous.
The Gold Rush started at Sutter's Mill, near Coloma. California Gold Rush was during 1848–49 in the Sierra Nevada, which attracted tens of thousands people, especially young men from Latin America, Europe, South Africa and Asia. No part of California would be the same after the gold rush. Throughout the gold rush, people moving to California from abroad have added to the size of the native population and have greatly impacted the state’s technology, agriculture, geographic and economic structure. The sudden diversity in California gave people both acceptable and unacceptable effects in terms of opportunity, development, racism and human right.
The Discovery of Gold in Native American History Au 79 is the chemical symbol for an attractive and highly valuable metal of gold. The discovery and use of gold is reported as far back as 5,500 years. Gold has been discovered and mined on all the continents and presently it is estimated that all of the gold that has been refined “could be placed in a cube measuring 20 meters on a side” (Jefferson Lab, n.d.). Gold was used by many early civilizations as a trading material and a symbol of wealth. In the history of Native Americans the discovery of gold on their land caused great tragedies and devastation and became a significant factor of Native American history.
Human activity is becoming more prolific in deserts in recent years as governments are seeing the important resources that the desert offers. Mining and mineral exploitation, farming, tourism, and growing populations have had both positive and negative effects on desert environments, providing both income for local communities but also affecting the desert ecosystem by depleting water and nutrient supply. Deserts in the US, Middle East and South America all have increasing human activity in their deserts. In the Atacama Desert in Chile, the extraction of sodium nitrate has been a common practice from 1850. Over 170 mining towns such as Humberstone and Santa Laura sprang up throughout the desert.
Hog overpopulation in the U.S. Feral hogs ravage the U.S. destroying crops, endangering drivers, and attacking humans. These hogs are not native to the U.S. feral hogs are descendants of the wild boars found in Europe, which were brought here by explorers and hogs that escaped from hunting preserves. The first explorer was Hernando De Soto he brought and released hogs into Florida. These pigs then spread in the southern part of the U.S all the way to Texas. Another explorer who brought hogs for food was Christopher Columbus.
• In Gold Rush a miner’s day was spent panning and mining for gold for up to 10 hours and in Paint Your Wagon the miners have much more free time. • In Paint Your wagon and Gold Rush they discussed that although California was becoming part of the union, during the gold rush each mining towns ran themselves with their own system of rules and regulations. • Gold Rush mentioned that men wanted women not just for sex but for cooking and cleaning as well and in Paint Your Wagon Elizabeth is a good example of how true this was. • In both movies they showed that there was a lot of racial diversity in California during the gold rush. • In Gold Rush a woman talked about how a Chinese family bought a little shack for twenty-five dollars, rip the floor boards out, and found over three-hundred dollars of gold dust that fell through the floor.
The American West In the west there were two, newly set up towns. These consist of cow towns, such as Abilene and mining towns, such as Helena. These towns suffered many problems, some of which were. In mining towns there was claim jumping and in both towns there were robberies, violence, gangs, racism and lack of facilities. In cow towns, the worst problems came when the cowboys came back from the cattle drives as they had been away from civilization for a long periods of time and as a result of this, when they returned, they went to the saloons, with money earned from numerous jobs they had accomplished and it would often lead to a lot of trouble.
The Spanish, French, and Dutch had many similarities and differences in starting their empires in North America. Spain was the first to gain early success in North America. With the mining of rich silver deposits they became the richest nation in Europe. The French and Dutch were curious as to how they were doing this so they both went to North America to check out what the Spanish were doing. As time went on, the Spanish had so much money that inflation began to occur.