Gold Rush


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  • James W. Marshall found gold in California.
  • Many people decided to move to the U.S. and mostly came to California. The Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in U.S. history. 
  • Miners found more than 750,000 pounds of gold over the course of the Gold Rush. 
  • At the start of the Gold Rush, there were no banks, so the Gold Rush changed California's economic ways immensely. 
  • The Gold Rush led to California's growth and establishment as a state. 
  • The cost to live in California became more expensive, but people kept moving there, and building more things so they were driving out Native Americans. 
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