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.
Although the making of new transportation was dangerous and killed many workers, the ways the developments in transportation brought economic and social changes in the United States in the period 1820 to 1860 was because of the new railroads, the new types of transportation, and the way it helped make more income. The first reason why the developments in transportation brought social changes was because of the railroads. With new railroads people were now able to move all around the United States. Now that people were settling in new places it allowed the growth of cities. With all these growing cites, it really changed the way people lived.
Explain how it was used and where. When Europeans decided to come to America it wasn’t for nothing, there were motives that persuaded them to settle in America. They wanted a better life and when they came they did their best to take advantage of their surrounding resources of the colonies they resided in to produce different economic systems in the north south and middle colonies. During all of these there was indentured servitude and slavery in certain areas. The main motive that pushed the Europeans to migrate to America was the search of a better life, one free of troublesome, one with religious freedom and one that they can succeed in.
After being ruled off there land other Native Americans became smart about who approached their land. At that point they were aware of what Christopher Columbus wanted and was looking for. After Christopher Columbus there were other conquests that were also on the urge to find gold. Hernando Cortez was one of those men who wanted fame so he establishes niceness with the natives to help harvest the gold (Mexico). Twenty years later Francisco Pizzaro follows the foot steps of Cortez.
However, most people looked badly upon religions outside of their own. One of the most close-minded settlements in America was New England, this was both a good and a bad thing as it brought the settlers closer together, but also pushed outsiders away. The Middle Colonies accepted many more churches, as there was a greater amount of ethnic and religious diversity. This shows the importance of religion by highlighting how it brought people with common religions together to form colonies and gave incentive to people who lived in England to immigrate to America for more religious freedom than they previously had. Colonists were provided with even more reason to practice their religion and continue their work in America for a better, more liberated life.
Pedro Fages entred in America through Sacramento river with the intention of colonial -exploratory venture in 1772 After his successful entry came another explorer Gabriel Moraga, on a journey to find suitable sites for the construction of missions (Cultural Clash). He was so overwhelmed with the vastness and great resources of Sacramento river that he named it “io de los Sacramentos, or river of the blessed Sacrament “.The popularity of river increased which boosted the culture and economy of California state (Cultural Clash). The Sacramento river valley got another high when gold ore was discovered in it attracting millions of people coming in wake of getting rich (Cultural Clash).Many immigrants settled here forever, completely transfiorming the American culture. This ever growing acclaim of river attracted companies like Hudson bay company which created Siskiyou Trail that ran through the mountains between Oregon's Willamette Valley and the northern part of the Sacramento valley. (Cultural Clash) This trail helped in developing the trade with other states giving a high to California's economy.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
History 1000, course PMWA Gold Rush Brides The song “Gold Rush Brides” by Natalie Merchant has a historical meaning to it that dates back to the mid-19th century. During the 1850’s people of that time that occupied the southern and eastern part of the United States wanted to start heading west. There were many reasons to move west, there was gold, silver, and extremely cheap land which at that time people valued very highly, so to sum-up the reason for moving west was to hopefully become wealthy. Natalie Merchant’s song Gold Rush Brides was the experience of traveling and living in the west. But it was not in the perspective of males but of that of females.
This was affecting me as well as many others. It seemed as if the rich were getting richer and the poor were getting poorer. I had heard numerous times that many had left down to the West to chase the American Dream. With desperation I decided to leave my family in the North so that I could go down West to strike gold and get my family out of poverty. As I arrived down West it
America is one of the most diverse countries in the world because so many people immigrated to the United States in the past in search of new opportunities. Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. People from all over the world travel to the United States for a better life. Without diversity, the United States would not have the culture it does to this day. America needs immigration because immigrants help to develop new ideas, a diversity of culture, and they founded and helped to create the United States.