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The Gold Rush. The Gold Rush. 1848 – Gold is found in the California hills. 1849 – Settlers from everywhere rush into California to mine and look for gold . . Immigration. From 1848-1855 300,000 people moved to California - Over 25,000 Chinese - Mexicans -Latin Americans -Europeans

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the gold rush1
The Gold Rush
  • 1848 – Gold is found in the California hills.
  • 1849 – Settlers from everywhere rush into California to mine and look for gold.
immigration
Immigration
  • From 1848-1855 300,000 people moved to California
  • - Over 25,000 Chinese
  • - Mexicans
  • -Latin Americans
  • -Europeans
  • 92% Male
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Mining was very expensive due to all the supplies required.
  • Many merchants made fortunes on the 49ers, but most miners did not make a lot of money.
  • Violence against minority groups and Native Americans.
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