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
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.
This movie clearly conveys the inequality between the first and third class passengers. The Caste System demonstrates how people of the third-class were born into poverty and had little or no social mobility. Rose’s mother puts pressure on her to marry a rich man, Karl, who is in the steel industry; to maintain their family. Karl decides to give Rose a big diamond to keep her interested. Rose attempts suicide, but then is saved by Jack Dawson.
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.
And, more importantly, why? In the end, the Tobacco company finds out that the person they trusted was not in fact a person to believe. "In this, the biggest tobacco trial yet, with the biggest plaintiff's lawyers lined up with millions, his beloved Marlee would hand him a verdict." She lied and the trusting flitch fell for her lies. She took 10 million dollars from him but once the lawyers found out that both of her parents had died because of smoking-related, lung cancer deaths she wisely gave it back.
Secondly, The luck of roaring camp symbolizes the gold rush through its characters. The author is describing how the characters act and what they do at a mining camp. In the luck of roaring camp there are a lot of men but there was only one woman. Men at the roaring camp mostly spend their time digging for gold, gambling, or fighting. Through this, the author shows that the behavior of the men was similar to those men who came to California.
In “Dame Shirley’s” third letter she writes about how Rich Bar came to be. She tells the story of how the rumor of gold sent a company of 100 on a 45 mile journey. Only carrying with them, “a pair of blankets, a frying pan, some flour, salt pork, brandy, pick axe, and a shovel” (p. 26) in search of gold. It only took a few days for Rich Bar to be “claimed” and “five hundred men had settled upon the bar for the summer” (p. 26). I think that this story is a good example of how people would easily uproot their lives in their search for riches.
Most of the women in the novel died. The creature itself was born without a woman and women are rather dead or used as something else in the novel. Caroline Beaufort marries Alphose Frankenstein because of his money, due to the fact that their society makes it almost impossible for a woman to make provisions for herself. Just like Victor says, “She presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift.” And “ Her whom I fondly prized before every other gift or fortune” Frankenstein focused on himself and ignores his wife to his creature. He did not even think of his wife when his monster declare, “I shall be with you on your wedding night “ He actually ignores her while busy while busy with his monster or anything else and gives little or no attention to her all through the novel.
He bypasses the overturned wagons on his way to California and kills only a few of the 20 indians, and leaves her to fight off the rest. He turns back to help her only after “he couldn’t get his mind off that face at the wagons.” This shows that Nat is a person who ordinarily looks out only for himself and that he is reluctant to help people. We also learn from this relationship that Sister St. Agnes struggles with her own faith in God. At first, she is convinced that Swanson has been sent by God, which affirms her belief
Crooks has to go through life on the ranch without any real friends and no one to talk to. Crooks spends his time reading books but this is not enough as he would like someone to talk to. None of the men in the ranch talk to crooks, as he is black. Another example of a character being lonely would be Curley’s wife. She is an example as she is the only woman on the ranch and tries to make friends by flirting with the other men.