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Chapter Six. Statehood for California. Lesson One: The Gold Rush. cape. A point of land that reaches out into the ocean. claim. The area a miner said belonged to him or her. clipper ship. A fast sailing ship. forty-niner. A person who went to California in 1849 to search for gold.

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chapter six

Chapter Six

Statehood for California

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cape

A point of land that reaches out into the ocean.

claim
claim

The area a miner said belonged to him or her.

clipper ship
clipper ship

A fast sailing ship.

forty niner
forty-niner

A person who went to California in 1849 to search for gold.

gold rush
gold rush

A huge movement of people trying to find gold.

isthmus
isthmus

A narrow piece of land that connects two larger land areas.

swamp
swamp

A low, wet area, usually covered by shallow water.

territory
territory

A place owned and governed by a country.

consumer
consumer

A person who buys a product or a service.

discrimination
discrimination

The unfair treatment of people because of such things as their religion, their race, or their birthplace.

entrepreneur
entrepreneur

A person who sets up a new business.

free enterprise
1. Fred De Luca

In 1965 Fred De Luca borrowed just $1,000 to start the now-famous Subway sandwich restaurant. Fred was only 17 years old when he decided to be an entrepreneur, and he started the restaurant as a way to earn money for college. Since opening the first shop in Boston, the chain now has 32,401 locations and makes over $9 billion in sales yearly.

free enterprise

A kind of economy in which people can own and run their own businesses.

industry
industry

All the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service.

population
population

The number of people who live in a place.

technology
technology

The way people use new ideas to make tools or machines.

vigilante
vigilante

A person who takes the law into his or her own hands.

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