This man was one of millions of people who almost literally saw California as a separate country, one that could put an end to whatever it was that troubled them. One writer even went so far as to ask the question “Why should anyone die out here? They’ll never get any closer to heaven.” (Steward Edward White pg 25). Millions of Californians in the present context may not agree with the concept that this is heaven or even close to it. Many would go so far as to clearly call it hell.
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.
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.
He simply does not care about what the future holds environmentally. Don only goes through the motions to satisfy his professors’ radical ideologies. Having to create sustainable structures seems so unnecessary when one can just build a home and turn around and sell it for quick cash, like his father did in Texas. Why wasn’t everyone doing this? Do they not realize that there is a booming real estate market here in California, just waiting to be taken advantage of?
Once the job is done, they bring them back to Mexico. For example, in paragraph thirteen, “In the nineteenth century, American contractors reached down into Mexico for cheap labor…-Mexicans were rounded up and the back over the border…” This paragraph explains how cruel Californians are and how much they used Mexicans to build their society. Alternatively, Rodriguez mentions a quote, on paragraph seven and the other on paragraph 75… “I will send for you or I will come home rich,” which brings in a powerful meaning, of a dream that they have as immigrants. Immigrants all have that image of California as to where money is found everywhere, where they will become rich, and no longer have to struggle. Then when reality finally comes, it is nothing like they have ever seen, where they struggle harder to become a citizen of America, and how it is to find
Despite having to pick up their life and leave, the immigrants came in by millions to the United States in the late 19th century and 21st century to build better lives for their families economically, religiously, and educationally. In the 19th century, the United States was an economic boom. Many Chinese came to America for the gold rush in California. They did not believe America was a new home, but a place to work and return to their families rich. Many were turned down at an immigration station: Angel Island, while others were pushed out of finding gold and forced to work degrading jobs.
California, in particular, had excellent harbours, fertile land and in 1849 gold was discovered. Few responses explored the social and economic implications of the above e.g. new migration to the conquered lands and not least the displacement of Native Americans from their homelands. While the majority of responses considered the effect of the war on sectional conflict a surprising number ignored it. Whitman’s famous remark ’Mexico will poison us’ was often used to good effect, but too few dealt with the Wilmot Proviso and the subsequent 1850 Compromise.
In the beginning, the author explains how the first big rush of people was caused by the gold rush in 1949. Many people came to California thinking they would strike it rich quick and easy. That was not the case at all; the gold was hard to get to and by the time people started migrating to California, there were already thousands of miners there, so the profit was diminishing greatly. “Despair, isolation, and disillusionment arise out of the newcomer’s experience, turning would-be dreamers into butter antagonists who denounce the false promises of the California dream.” (Rawls 25). This quote says that many people lied about California to encourage others to go to California.
Climbing the hill is an alone and possibly a treacherous process. Harte is demonstrating the difficulty in getting to California. Emigrants could take one of two ways, over land or by ship, both of which there are risks of disease, stress, and death. Harte uses his description of the camp and describes the setting of the camp in detail to draw upon similarities in the experience of Emigrants in getting to California in the story. Secondly, The luck of roaring camp symbolizes the gold rush through its characters.
Does Illegal Immigration Hurt the U.S. Economy? Throughout the history of the United States, immigrants have reach its shores looking for a new start, a new dream, the “American Dream”. A dream where economic stability and opportunity are at their fingertips. But for the past decades more so, numbers of illegal immigrants have abundantly increase and the question lingers; “Do illegal immigrants present a positive or negative impact on U.S. economy?” As a young boy, I was part of those numbers. Having migrated with my family illegally from Ecuador looking for the same dream and opportunity, I fell under the statistic of taking jobs where no one else wanted and paying taxes without profit.