The Gold Rush by Sylvia Thornton
Gold Rush Comic Strip Assignment
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.
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.
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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