Effects of California Gold Rush

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Gold rush happened when migrations of workers and miners started coming into the California in search of the gold. Hence it attracted waves of immigrants (300,000 men, women, and children) from all over the United States and around the world. News was confirmed in March 1848 by San Francisco newspaper publisher and merchant Samuel Brannan. Reports of the discovery soon spread, with the news of gold; many families wanted to try their luck and fortunes at Californian’s rivers and decided to go for the gold, becoming some of California’s first miners. 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. Personally, I think gold rush would consider a positive event for California in terms of agriculture, economy, growth, technology and railroad. Although the gold in the California hills eventually ran out, but the positive effects of the gold rush era lives on. California was shaped by the adventurers who stayed to form the idea that is California today: a place that accepts and nurtures risk takers. Positive effects of the Gold Rush on California can be categorized into three main groups: Social, economic, and technological effects. A unique social structure grew during gold rush. The social effects occurred at the time people started speeding up the exploration and colonization
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