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California gold rush. 1849. JOHN SUTTER’S MILL. Mexican Land Grant 50,000 acres in California Dream – estate in the wilderness 18,000 head of horse, cattle, pigs, etc. January 1848. *JAMES MARSHAL FOUND LOTS OF GOLD IN A DITCH *DISCOVERY OF THE GOLD SOON LEEKED OUT. Gold RUSH.

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john sutter s mill
JOHN SUTTER’S MILL
  • Mexican Land Grant
  • 50,000 acres in California
  • Dream – estate in the wilderness
  • 18,000 head of horse, cattle, pigs, etc.
january 1848
January 1848

*JAMES MARSHAL FOUND LOTS OF GOLD IN A DITCH

*DISCOVERY OF THE GOLD SOON LEEKED OUT

gold rush
Gold RUSH
  • MORE THAN 80,OOO PEOPLE CAME TO CLIFORNIA FOR GOLD IN 1849
  • THEY WERE CALLED FORTY-NINERS
  • MANY CAME BY SEA
  • 300 MEN ARRIVED FROM CHINA
californios
CALIFORNIOS
  • TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO ENDED THE WAR WITH MEXICO
  • THE LAND LAW OF 1851 MADE UP A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO REVIEW THE CALIFORNIOS LAND RIGHTS
life in california
LIFE IN CALIFORNIA
  • BUILT NEW COMMUNITIES CALLED BOOMTOWNS
  • SAN FRANSICO GREW FROM A TINY VILLAGE TO CITY OF ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE
  • CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH MORE THAN DOUBLED THE WORLDS SUPPLY OF GOLD
gold rush society
GOLD RUSH SOCIETY
  • MINING TOWNS HAD NO POLICE OR PRISON,SO LAW BREAKERS POSED A REAL THREAT TO BUISNESS OWNERS AND MINERS
  • CITIZENS FORMED VIGILANCE COMMITTEE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
  • THE VIGILANCE TOOK THA LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS,ACTING AS POLICE,JUDGE,JURY,AND SOMETIMES EXECUTIONER
getting rich
GETTING RICH
  • HOPES OF GETTING RICH DREW THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO CALIFORNIA
  • THOSE HEW ARRIVED IN 1849 WERE CALLED FORTY-NINERS
califorinas gold rush
CALIFORINAS GOLD RUSH
  • DOCTORS THEIR PILLS,THE PRIESTS THEIR PRAYER BOOKS,AND ALL ARE NOW DIGGING GOLD
  • BY THE END OF 1848,THEY HAVE TAKEN $6 MILLION IN GOLD FROM THE AMERICAN RIVER
  • AMERICANS MADE UP ABOUT 80% PERCENT OF THE FORY-NINERS
economic and political progress
ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL PROGRESS
  • GOLD RUSH ENDED IN A FEW YEARS BUT HAD LASTING EFFECTS ON CALFORNIAS ECONOMY
  • CALIFORNIA APPLIED TO CONGRESS FOR STATE HOOD IN MARCH 1850
  • CALIFORNIAS CONSTITUTION BANNED SLAVERY
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