The flood of funds put money in the pockets of those who began to build the city. All in all, the Gold Rush gave California the kick-start it needed to start transforming into what it is today. The Gold Rush started at Sutter's Mill, near Coloma. California Gold Rush was during 1848–49 in the Sierra Nevada. No part of California would be the same after the gold rush.
(6b) Another reason people were moving west is that many people wanted to escape the racism that was happening in the east. Those people who were trying to escape racism were called exodusters. (oi) Moving west was a good option in the 1800’s because there were so many reasons to travel. Reasons such as to discover gold and riches, get rich land, and escape racism. One more reason is that it was easy to travel on trains.
Westward Expansion There are many factors to consider when trying to decide which force had the greatest impact on the nation. Nationalism, when people hold great pride in their country, influenced heavily on the nation by bringing us closer to our neighbors and unifying us as a society. January 1815, a British fleet with 7500 troops lands near New Orleans. When the United States conquered the British, it was our nations first true look at nationalism. While this impacted our nation, the other competing forces still had a more significant impact.
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.
The Way West Beginning in the early 1800’s, Americans began to look west. The start of the first railroads to the Pacific began and the path was anything but easy to navigate. The draw for expanding the railroad was not only the ability to travel faster and move goods throughout the country, but the railroad also gave people a sense of freedom to move about the lands of this vast country. With the larger populations of cities like New York and Boston building up and becoming more heavily crowded, many people were searching for a way to move outward where there was more space and more freedoms including mining, farming, and natural resources. Before the railroad, the only means of travel was by wagon, horseback, or boat.
Even though there was a low birth rate in the and plentiful jobs in America many of the Irish found that the fast paced economy they heard about was not as fast as they believed. Many of the Irish worked as domestic servants particularly the women that came over, and the men mostly worked as day laborers . Even though the Irish aided in our expansion and economic well being, they created unrest for the "natives" of the United States of America as "native's" were angered that the immigrants were
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.
The discovery and exploration of the Americas led to an initially slow but exponentially increasing westward migration by European countries. Among all the countries were England and Spain who colonized the majority of what is now the United States Eastern Coast. Both intrigued by the rumors and stories of gold and riches that beset the new lands they each did their part in western colonization; and not without reciprocal influence. Initial English colonies were established not only with cliché intentions of religious freedom but also with hopes of new economic expansion through agriculture as well as tactical, advantageous military purposes in the ever-present conflict with Spain. Mainly all original westward exploration was due to desires for gold and riches and in the case of the English this was no exception.
Having railways such as the B&O made it easier for people to travel as well as it expanded trade because it provided a quick and easy way to transport products. People loved this invention because it was “a new form of travel that would save them time” (170). At first, railroads provided more jobs and more money for the investors but not long enough did it start to cause problems. Eventually the workers became fed up with not being paid enough so they caused a riot; so in the end railways had
There was also the emergence of new governments that were more united and powerful than the feeble ones of the past. The main motivation was financial gain, there were stories of vast amounts of gold and other riches and settlements were needed in order to establish trade routes to the Far East. What made these settlements possible was advancements in ship building that made it possible to travel over the worlds vast oceans and also advances in navigation. According to Guns, Germs and Steel chapter 3 page 78 “Pizarro came to Cajamarca by means of European