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.
1 Miners, Railroads and Cattlemen In March 1848 a Californian landowner first discovered gold in a stream. Before long the news of this discovery was sweeping through California. By the middle of the summer a gold rush had begun and by the spring of 1849 people from all over the world were rushing to California to look for gold. In 1848 its population was 15.000 people, by 1852 the population was more than 250.000. In the next twenty years gold discoveries attracted fortune-seekers also to other parts of the far West.
Geographic features have influenced the historical and cultural development of civilizations, empires, countries, and regions around the world. Three geographical features that have influenced historical and cultural developments are rivers, mountains and deserts. Example of rivers is the Nile River in Egypt. An example of a mountain is the Apls Mountains that is located in Europe and an example of a desert is the Sahara desert in Africa. Rivers have helped develop civilizations, empires, countries and regions.
Economics: Salida is the service, supply, and tourism center for the Upper Arkansas Valley. Being a gold mine town, The city developed quickly, and became the hub of a prosperous mining and agricultural region within a decade of its founding. Salida endured devastating fires in its business areas in 1886 and 1888, but rebounded to build a substantial commercial area consisting principally of two-story brick buildings. The burned buildings deprived many jobs - which drove the unemployment rate up to 15-30 percent in the late 1980’s - though the citizens of salida slowly recovered. Transportation: The Denver and Rio Grande
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
era has actually started more than 2 decades ago (Modelski, 1972). Technological innovation, the rise of market institutions, advances in production and incentives for long-distance trade stimulated businesses worldwide to reach other parts of the globe. Thus, the international markets are seemingly attractive to most businesses and more businesses are now trying to capture markets internationally to gain competitive advantage and also economies of scale which will eventually lead to higher returns. Rio Tinto is one such company. Rio Tinto is a successful international company in finding, mining and processing the earth's mineral resources such as aluminium, copper, gold, diamonds, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, etc), iron ore and energy products (coal and uranium).
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 first wave of Chinese Immigration was spurred by the Gold Rush of 1849 in California. Similar to other foreign gold-seeker, those Chinese immigrants came across the Pacific Ocean looking for Gold. Also, in 1850s, there was a civil war called TaiPing Rebellion going on in China that was tearing the country apart. Many people survived from
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
Migration and Immigration In today’s modern society, migration has truly become a global occurrence. From 1975 to 2005, the number of people living outside their origins doubled to 191 million (Bloemraad). From 1960 to 2005, the number of countries hosting more than 500,000 immigrants increased from 30 to 62 (Bailey). In addition, in 2006, immigrants accounted for at least ten-percent of the total population in fifty-three countries (Bailey). This monumental movement of people and cultures is the result of rapid industrialization, political and cultural developments, and extended environmental changes.