The Gold Rush by Sylvia Thornton

The Gold Rush by Sylvia Thornton
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  • Near Sutter's Mill in 1848, James Marshall, a carpenter hired by Sutter found gold. He and Sutter decided to keep it secret.
  • You better not tell anyone about that gold, Marshall.
  • There's gold in this river!
  • A Spanish-speaking Native American found gold the next day, revealing the gold to the public. This started the Gold Rush.
  • Oro! Oro!
  • You better stop yelling about that gold!
  • People began to migrate from other countries like China to take part in the Gold Rush. However, the Chinese were often discriminated against.
  • There's gold in California! We may never have to work again!
  • Many people came to mine or pan for gold. Very few people managed to strike it rich.
  • However,
  • the Gold Rush caused California's economy to grow and it's population to burst upward causing it to become annexed by the U.S. almost immediately.
  • This caused the construction of the Continental Railroad, improved trade in California, and it caused land in California to be worth more.
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