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.
Mainly all original westward exploration was due to desires for gold and riches and in the case of the English this was no exception. After the recent victory over the Spanish ambitious English monarchs used the combination of overcrowding and overwhelming patriotism to fuel an energetic boom of westward exploration. While the northern English colonies did not find the gold and treasures that they were looking for they did find ways to create opportunities for financial growth. Virginia, the location of the first English settlement, used tobacco exportation as an effective money making operation. The Carolinas came later and was created and advertised as a location for the poor under-class to have a second chance at wealth.
The many different cultures provide a rich diversity. The many opportunities one can pursue. The lights, the glitz, the glamour, the weather, all of these are what make California, California. Than there are the hardships, the violence, the crime, the economy, soaring gas prices, the action hero governor. These characteristics of California can steer away people from going to California, but it is these characteristics that in fact, make it that much more of an idealized paradox to live
(2b) The Great Plains was a good place to find great land. People were going west so they can get rich and own many things. (oi) People were trying to get land so they can start a new house with their new families. (oi) The struggle of traveling west to discover gold, silver, copper and land was called the California gold rush. (oi) One big reason many people were moving west was to be able to live with the Homestead Act.
Some believed that Oregon would offer them a better life, a place where they could make their fortune. For others, the mere promise of adventure was incentive enough to move west. Pure and simple patriotism also motivated a great many who joined the Oregon movement. The Oregon Territory was claimed equally by both the United States and Great Britain. However, England dominated the region economically.
But there are other industries that have thrived in California. Some of the big economic industries in California are: technology, entertainment, Agriculture and aerospace. All of these industries have brought tremendous wealth. California going forward probably has a great future ahead of it but it also has a lot of problems. The problems are that the politics of the state are rough right now in California because so many people expect so many different things from the state government.
Alisyn Jones English 1A Professor Enciso 09-07-2009 Analyzing California: A Place, a People, a Dream Has the California dream turned into the California nightmare? In James J Rawls’ California: A Place, a People, a Dream (1986 with Claudia K Jurmain), the golden state is portrayed as a land of abounding opportunity and almost guaranteed success. Its image is one of a place full of “ranch houses, redwood decks and patios, outdoor barbecues and kidney shaped swimming pools” (pg. 23). This replaced the older image of miners in the 1800’s scooping out handfuls of gold with little effort.
What could have caused these events to occur during WWII? Wartime hysteria was a rather symptom that many people of the US experienced during WWII. Wartime hysteria was the paranoia about the residents/citizens of Japanese culture, wondering whether they would turn on the US or not. Because of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire on December 7th, 1941, wartime hysteria made sense. There were false reports of the Japanese spying and planning the Pearl Harbor attack, so the hysteria pushed the US government to start relocating innocent residents into camps.
The United States of America is a nation that thrives on diversity and acknowledges the necessity to offer opportunity in order to sustain equality. This country was built from the hard work of immigrants from all over the world to build what is America today. Many people arrive to the United States from their homeland countries both legally and illegally and it has never been such a concern until now. Immigration legal and illegal has pulled in plenty of eyebrow raises, media reports, and arguments on wither it places a positive or negative stain on the United States. Some believe that America benefits from immigration, while others blame immigration for all economic and employment crisis.
By taking a part of Mexico area the United States put more land in use. There was more space for the United States to create more hospitals, offices and industries. In this way the United States had the opportunity to provide more jobs and improve the economy. Furthermore, most countries increase their economy by having employees for cheap labor. They pay the employees the least amount of