gold rush

gold rush

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  • The California Gold rush began in 1848, when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter's mill in California.
  • Wow! I found gold!!!
  • Only a few days later, The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was passed. This gave California to the US, and ended the Mexican-American War. News of gold brought many new immigrants and settlers from various countries.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  • Rumors of the discovery of gold were confirmed in March 1848 by San Francisco newspaper publisher Samuel Brannan.
  • The  rumors are true! Gold has been found in the rivers! 
  • People from all over the world came to California in search of gold.
  • Many people found the gold that they came for, but not everyone was happy. A lot of people ended up going home with less or the same amount of  money  than they came with.
  • The population of San Francisco grew from a mere 200 colonists to about 36,000.
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