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The Gold Rush Was Discovered Accidently

- The California Gold Rush was discovered accidently. Most of the world’s gold is deep underground and embedded in hard rock. Unlike anywhere else in the world at that time the gold in California was easy to dig up, free for the taking and required little tools to acquire any gold. All that was requires was a pick or shovel and a pan to shift out the gold from the rock, sand and debris. The Gold Rush affected not only California but the outcome of the nation. It created the expansion of our nation into Western America and California....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States, California]

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The Gold Rush And Economic Development

- In the textbook reading, “The Gold Rush and Economic Development,” reads about the discovery of gold in early 1848 that lead to the Gold Rush; one of the most significant events to shape American political, social, and cultural history during the 19th century. As the news of the discovery of gold spread in the San Francisco mines, thousands of people migrated by sea or by land to the state and the surrounding areas. By the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory increase with the arrival of Anglo- American and people from all over the word, becoming a multicultural state....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States, California]

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The Canadian Museum Of History 's Gold Rush

- The Canadian Museum of History’s Gold Rush. El Dorado in British Columbia exhibit in Gatineau, Québec explores the intricacies of the famous Pacific gold rush. The Canadian museum follows gold as a pursued commodity, a trade resource, a source of wealth, a religious symbol, and a contemporary material. The museum maintains an objective narrative, supporting all claims by actualities and artifacts. It expands its studies to various parts of the world and borrows information from other gold rushes to build a strong foundation for the study of the British Columbia gold rush....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, British Columbia]

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The Gold Rush of California

- In the United States, there would be a new overhaul to its identity. By 1848, businesses would eventually see a new and prosperous way to make money. The U.S. also began to see a few cultures begin to spark and the attitudes of people would change, especially their views about taking risks. This overhaul is known as the Gold Rush of California. The Gold Rush made an impact on American society through diversity and people.      The traditional beginning of the Gold Rush was the story of James Marshall....   [tags: The California Gold Rush]

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John Augustus Sutter : The Reason For The California Gold Rush

- John Augustus Sutter was born in Baden, Switzerland on the 15th of February in 1803. Sutter is the reason for the California Gold Rush that began in 1848. Sutter had a fort called “New Helvetia” beginning in 1842 that ended quickly in 1844. A man named James Wilson Marshall was planning to build John Sutter a water-powered sawmill, when he came across flakes of gold in the American River near Coloma, California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This Discovery happened on January 24th in 1848 causing the town to have no till afterwards....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States, California]

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Chinese Immigrants During The Australian Gold Rush

- In 1851 there was a period in Australia called The Australian Gold Rush that lasted 25 years. Gold was so easily found that the news travelled and spread quickly all around the world. Due to its value and availability, soon enough different nationalities mainly Chinese and European people were attracted to looking out for this gold. Many people migrated to Australia to seize this opportunity to improve their lives, however, they also had difficulties during their migration and settlement. The aim of this paper is to discuss the experiences of the Chinese immigrants during the Australian gold rush period by looking at the challenges they faced and how they overcame it as well as the role they...   [tags: Australia, Immigration, Gold rush, Han Chinese]

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The Carolina Gold Rush

- What do you think of when you hear the term “Gold Rush”. The 1849 gold rush in California. As most folks do, when I think of the term “Gold Rush”, it conjures up images of the West. Images of cowboys and crusty old miners ruthlessly and savagely staking their claims. Immigrants coming by boat, folks on foot, horseback, and covered wagon form all over the US to rape and pillage the land that was newly acquired from Mexico through the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo… California. But let me tell you about a gold rush of another kind, in another place, even more significant....   [tags: The Reed Gold Mine]

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The California Gold Rush

- California, the place to turn cant’s into cans and dreams into plans. The same situation and scenarios apply to today and even over one hundred and sixty five years ago. Then and now are not so different, people are thriving or failing from the land of plenty, supplying themselves with knowledge, wealth, or skill to either spread their wings and take flight or crash and burn. Each state in the United States of America has a correlating nickname to either why it’s famous or an explanation of its history....   [tags: American History, God, Mexico, West, Gold]

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California Gold Rush

- The California gold rush began on January 24, 1848, in the Sacramento Valley. The first sight of gold nuggets found during the Gold Rush was located in the American River, by James W. Marshall. After the news of the gold became known the tidings spread quickly. Information about Jame's discovery caused thousands of immigrants to migrate, changing the nation forever. Citizens living in California were especially provoked with this, due to their homes being intruded on. Before the gold was first found in 1848 the estimated population was less than 1,000 people....   [tags: Sacramento Valley, Gold, American History]

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California and the Gold Rush of 1849

- "Gold. Gold. Gold from the American River!" said Samuel Brannan, as he ran through the streets of San Francisco waving a bottle of gold dust in the air that he purchased from John Sutter’s Fort. The encounter of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 triggered one of the most crucial occurrences to influence American history during the beginning of the 19th century, the Gold Rush. The Gold Rush of 1849 (1848–1855), also known as the California Gold Rush, was one of the most captivating happenings during westward expansion....   [tags: United States-Mexico relations]

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The California Gold Rush in 1849

- The California Gold Rush in 1849 was the catalyst event for the state that earned them a spot in the U.S. union in 1850. This was not the first gold rush in North America; however, it was one of the most important gold rush events. The story of how the gold was discovered and the stories of the 49ers are well known. Men leaving their families in the East and heading West in hopes of striking it rich are the stories that most of us heard about when we learn about the California Gold Rush. Professors and scholars over the last two decades from various fields of study have taken a deeper look into the Gold Rush phenomena....   [tags: war, territory, mexico]

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History of the Gold Rush

- It’s December of 1850 and a fresh snow had drifted down upon the lush green hills of California. You kneel down and rub your hands together, ferociously at first but becoming gentler once you feel the friction heating up your palms. You glance down at your worn boots, torn denim pants, and exposed hands while pondering why you continued this madness of searching for gold. Maybe it was because you wanted to live life the easy way and bless your family with riches aplenty, or maybe it’s due to the fact that multiple of people have found happiness with their claims of gold....   [tags: the golden state, california]

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The San Francisco Gold Rush

- In 1849, the San Francisco Gold Rush brought many new residents to find their small part of a new fortune. Unfortunately, on December 24, 1849, a fire ripped through a residential block spreading to the next street. Back then, the buildings were only shells made of wood and cloth cotton for the walls. San Francisco had everything else within the city except a fire department. Without a fire department to stop the fires, the only way was to use gunpowder to blow up buildings to eliminate the fires path by depriving of it of fuel....   [tags: Law, Common law, Property]

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British Columbia Gold Rush

- The BC Gold Rush had profound effects on BC. Without it happening, we might have become just another part of the US. Even thought parts of eastern Canada had been settled for 250 years, British Columbia was not included on maps. The Gold Rush brought so many people here, they didn’t have a reason not to put it on maps. There are many different claims from people who want to be known as the person who first found gold in BC. Some say that natives traded gold dust since 1852. Others say that Donald Mclean sent two pint-sized pickle bottles full of gold back to James Douglas, an HBC chief factor....   [tags: Canadian History]

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The Klondike Gold Rush

- How would feel to be a multimillionaire in just a couple years, but you have to get the Klondike in Alaska. Many people took this challenge either making their fortune or coming up more broke than they already were. The Klondike Gold Rush played a major role in shaping peoples lives and a time in American history. My paper consists of 3 main topics: first, what people had to go through to get there; second, the harsh conditions they had to endure when they got there; and lastly, the striking at rich part or if at all they did get rich....   [tags: Yukon territory, Alaska]

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Gold Fever: The Klondike Gold Rush

- In today’s world, gold is viewed as something that a person would put on their fingers, in their ears, or around their necks to show wealth. In the late 1800s, gold was used a lot differently than how it is today. Symptoms of gold fever were making their way around the United States at an extremely rapid pace. Everyone wanted to jump on the chance at possibly making more money than they would ever need on finding gold. These men and women would literally go to the extremes just to sink their picks and shovels into gold rich ground....   [tags: miners, hunters, money]

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Is Gold A Precious Metal That Within Any Community?

- Gold is a very precious metal that within any community is praised very highly. After the United States won California from Mexico, a land owner had found several pieces of gold along the river bed of the San Francisco River. Circumstances lead to this land owner not wanting to reveal this information to the world. Nevertheless, the information was spread and so began the Gold Rush in California. This magnificent event gave light to great change but was it the right move for progress and growth for the new founded country the United States....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, Gold rush, Money]

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Calfornia Gold Rush in San Francisco

- ... It can affect it in a positive way, or a negative way. Just so happens that this event was a lot more negative. When all the people came over, and San Francisco grew its population by about 36,00 people, it caused more crime, and accidents(“California Gold Rush”). When there are more people, a lot more terrible murders, fires and accidents take place("The Effects of the Gold Rush.") . During the stampede of people coming over during the Gold Rush, crime went way up, more people will be involved in murders, robberies, kidnappings etc....   [tags: overpopulation, money, death]

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A Review of Exploring the California Gold Rush

- California has long been known as the place to strike it rich or make it big. California has been seen as a place of financial opportunity. This idea started in part by California’s famous Gold Rush. The Gold Rush is perhaps the most commonly known period of California’s unique history. A vast amount of different types of exhibits, lectures, and other forms of public history have been made about the Gold Rush, making finding one that is truly unique difficult. However, through the California State Library’s online exhibit that explores the California Gold Rush, you find an exhibit that is truly unique....   [tags: online exhibits]

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Taking a Look Back at the Gold Rush

- On January 24, James Marshall, who was an American carpenter and saw mill operator, saw something that caught his eye. It was gold. “It made my heart thump, for I was certain it was gold,” he said. He was building a sawmill along the American River for John Sutter, a German Swiss pioneer. Marshall, then, hurried back to his workers to show what he had found. After showing his crew, he rushed to Sutter’s fort, which is now today near Sacramento,California. The two tried to keep the word of the gold on a low key, for Sutter feared that his plan with his mill would be ruined....   [tags: American history]

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The Gold Rush: A Never Ending Pursuit

- In the mid-nineteenth century one single word had the power to pull men from homes and families: gold. After John Marshall found nuggets in a California stream in 1848, tens of thousands crossed continents and oceans in a scramble for wealth. A few years later Edward Hargraves's discovery of gold near Bathurst prompted a similar rush to the Australian colonies of New South Wales and Victoria.(Boisserry 11) Scenarios of lawlessness in the Californian and Australian goldfields became numerous. Men shot and murdered each other to secure their gold, as well as their positions....   [tags: john marshall, california, nuggets]

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Vigilantism During the California Gold Rush

- Vigilantism is the black eye on the history of the American frontier. During the 19th century due to a lack of trust, competence, or unreliable law enforcement, the settlers on the frontiers took it upon themselves to provide security and safety for their newly progressing cities. Life in the developing American west was difficult and created many problems for everyone involved. Texas’ history is riddled with skirmishes, wars, and feuds that called upon the local civilians to turn to vigilantism....   [tags: prospectors, San Franciso]

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Gold: The Challenge of a Lifetime

- “Farmers mortgaged their farms, workmen downed their tools, clerks left counting-rooms, and even ministers abandoned their pulpits.” (Garraty, 1989, 432) When news of the Gold Rush reached the East Coast of the United States it was just thought to be a rumor. It was the middle of 1848 and the Mexican-American war had just ended. The United States was in debt and many people were also. There were not very many options for young men in America. Then in 1849 President Polk confirmed the discovery of gold in California and the Gold Rush was on....   [tags: Gold Rush, Gold Mine, California Gold]

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Women of the Gold Rush

- Many women came to California to work as prostitutes or entertainers during the 1850s. They did this because there were so few women to satisfy all of the men mining in the gold fields. During this time women who chose to be prostitutes were not looked down upon because they were so desirable. Many women also came to take advantage of the possibility of marrying a rich miner and getting out of the prostitution business. Not all women however came to California to prostitute and eventually find themselves a husband....   [tags: history of california, isidora duncan]

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A History of the California Gold Rush

- "The California Gold Rush was the significant national event of its time" ("California Gold Rush: A Look to the Past"). This legendary story begins with one man. John Sutter, one of the richest people in the area, moved to California 1839 with the intent on building his own private empire. Sutter welcomed newcomers to the area because he viewed them as subjects for his self-styled kingdom. In the late 1840s, James Marshall and about 20 men were sent to the river by Sutter to build a sawmill ("The Gold Rush")....   [tags: American History]

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California Gold Rush Of 1849

- Would you travel, live, and work under harsh conditions for months to fulfill a dream. Thousands of gold hunters from all corners of the world did so in hopes of striking rich after an abrupt discovery of gold in the American territory of California. This huge worldwide flock of people became known as The California Gold Rush of 1849. The Gold Rush granted riches to only a handful of miners, but provided Americans as well as many foreigners a new homeland and life. At the start of the 1830 decade, about 500 people resided in California....   [tags: American History]

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Women During the Gold Rush

- Women During the Gold Rush The Gold Rush was one of the most influential times in California History. During the four years from 1848-1852, 400,000 new people flooded into the state. People from many countries and social classes moved to California, and many of them settled in San Francisco. All this diversity in one place created a very interesting dynamic. California during the Gold Rush, was a place of colliding ideals. The 49ers came from a very structured kind of life to a place where one was free to make up her own rules....   [tags: Papers]

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Chinese Immigration to Australia During the Gold Rush

- Chinese Immigration to Australia During the Gold Rush Following the success of the American Gold rush, the Australian Gold rush attracted many migrants from all over the globe. The Chinese prospectors were perhaps the most controversial and the most interesting nationality to come to the goldfields Assistance given on arrival There was more or less no assistance of any kind given to the Chinese migrants, as immigration was rather a haphazard affair in the 19th century (especially to an isolated young country like Australia) and the level of racism encountered by Chinese prospectors on arrival made goldmining and making a living in Australia even harder....   [tags: australian history, ]

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Booming Agriculture: Mesopotamia, Gold Rush, and Potato Plant

- The historical land of Mesopotamia significantly contributed to early civilization in relation to its close proximity to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and rich fertile land it provided. The rivers offered the people of Mesopotamia fertile soil, irrigation water for crops and fishing, and also supplied an abundance of wild barley and wheat for food or could stored as a food supply. The first settlers of Mesopotamia learned to cultivate and harvest crops, which would provide a bountiful supply for food....   [tags: Tigris, Euphrates, California, Incas, food supply]

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Chinese Immigration Started During The Gold Rush

- The Hate Dynasty Chinese immigration started during the gold rush. Chinese immigrants travelled across the Pacific to America in search of new economic opportunities. However when they arrived they were treated differently. They were categorized as different by the government and were never accepted into the free working class as they were considered to be coolies or slave workers, even though these immigrants made the journey on their own free will. Commentators oppose the Chinese exclusion because of the different treatment rendered to Chinese laborers in society by the government and white working class, the lack of acceptance into society because of the racial difference and legislation...   [tags: United States, Race]

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The California Gold Rush

- The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush of 1849 is one of the most interesting and exiting events of the United States. From the wild stories of men striking it big, to the heart wrenching tales of people losing everything, these are what make it so alluring. There are many aspects of the California Gold Rush; effects on California; individual stories of struggle; and effects on the United States as a young country looking for stability. San Francisco was a small town of a few hundred people in 1840, but by 1850 it was a huge city whose economy was injected with gold money....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The California Gold Rush

- The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush was the biggest and the richest of them all, but it was no different from any of those that followed in providing the majority of its participants with much rushing and little gold. When forty-niners reminisced through beards grown longer and whiter, the strikes of the past became richer and the nuggets bigger, but the mournful truth is that most gold hunters would have done better financially staying at home and been considerably more comfortable....   [tags: Papers]

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Gold Rush And War

- A gold rush leads to war The American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Reconstruction period that followed were the bloodiest chapters of American history to date. Brother fought brother as the population was split along sectional lines. The issue of slavery divided the nation's people and the political parties that represented them in Washington. The tension which snapped the uneasy truce between north and south began building over slavery and statehood debates in California. In 1848, settlers discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, starting a mass migration....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gold Rush

- In the Early 1840’s a wealthy man by the name of John Sutter headed West to a place very few people had ever seen or heard of, called California. His plans were to start his own private empire. He was well on his way building his kingdom, until January 24th 1848 when one of his workers James Marshall caught something glittering in the riverbed on the American River. Marshall reached down and grabbed the shiny pea sized rock and after taking one look at it he was certain it was gold. He tried to forget about it and go back to work, but kept stumbling into more gold....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alaskas Gold Rush

- The gold rush era in the United States began in California in 1848 and ended around the year 1900. (Yukon) Although miners searched for the valuable metal into the twentieth century, the Klondike gold rush, which was around 1897 till 1900, was the last of some of the major rushes to occur. People had flocked to the upper part of the Yukon River in hopes of striking it rich. Many people had traveled from the Canadian and American regions to the center of the Klondike gold rush to fulfill their dreams of one day being rich with gold....   [tags: American History]

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California Gold Rush

- There have been many discoveries that have shaped our nation as a whole. Discoveries have allowed our country to thrive and become one of the most powerful nations in the world. When we look back at our nation's rich history, it is clear to see that there was one discovery in particular that had a vast impact on the United States; the discovery was gold in California. It was in this vastly unoccupied territory that the American dream was forever changed and California emerged as a powerful state busting at the seams....   [tags: American History]

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California Gold Rush

- The California Gold Rush The California Gold Rush was not all about Americans being happy and rich because of the discovery of gold. Indians, Hispanics, African Americans and Chinese all went through some sort of struggle or problem during the Gold Rush period. Not only did men go through rough times but so did some women. The California Gold Rush was a whole different world within California. Gold turned everyone into people they were not. In 1847, an Indian scout brought Mr. James Marshall to Maidu....   [tags: American History]

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California Gold Rush

- California Gold Rush: by Lauren Burt James Wilson Marshall was a skilled carpenter trained by his wheelwright father in New Jersey. Marshall was building a sawmill for California land developer John Sutter in Coloma Valley near Sacramento when he observed something glittering in the new millrace that had been allowed to flow overnight. He described the nugget as "half the size and shape of a pea." "It made my heart thump," he later recalled, "for I was certain it was gold." Examining the nugget, he exclaimed to his fellow workmen, "Boys, by God, I believe I have found a gold mine." The impact of Marshall's find that afternoon at Sutter'...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gold Rush Paper

- One moment the California creek beds glimmered with gold; the next, the same creeks ran red with the blood of men and women defending their claims or ceding their bags of gold dust to bandits. The "West" was a ruthless territory during the nineteenth century. With more than enough gold dust to go around early in the Gold Rush, crime was rare, but as the stakes rose and the easily panned gold dwindled, robbery and murder became a part of life on the frontier. The "West" consisted of outlaws, gunfighters, lawmen, whores, and vigilantes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Foreign Miners in the American Gold Rush

- The Foreign Miners in the American Gold Rush One Saturday night, a mob of masked men, who numbered forty to sixty, approached a small house. Arriving at the house, they dragged two slumbering men from their bunks and hustled them from the house, without even allowing them to put on their clothes, and started to kick and beat them. One of the invaders drew his pistol and shot at one of the victims. The bullet pierced the body of the man and inflicted a terrible wound. Both men who were attacked that night died....   [tags: American History Research Papers]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Old West '

- A former Texas Ranger pursues a ruthless outlaw, Empty Heart, during the 1850s California Gold Rush. STORY COMMENTS BLOODSTONE is a proposed one-hour TV Pilot dramatic western. It takes place during the dynamic time of the California Gold Rush during the 1850’s. The Old West comes to life authentically easily transporting the audience back in time. The pilot centers on the idea of a gritty and gusty Texas Ranger’s pursuit of a chilling killer known as “Empty Heart.” While the idea of the law going after an outlaw isn’t new to the industry, the characters in this pilot feel refreshing and compelling, especially Empty Heart....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, Audience]

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The Black War : A Nation Of Possibility, Opportunity And Freedom

- In the 1800s, Australia was young and viewed as a nation of possibility, opportunity and freedom. The Europeans were happily reaping in profits from the fruitful soils, and the convicts were given the chance to start anew with agricultural demands providing them with work. Developing their community, they had already pushed the Aboriginals out of their land, and set up their lives in the land down under. The British and Europeans were pleased with their secluded paradise; despite the pain it caused the Indigenous population....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Gold, Australia]

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The Transformation of 1850s California: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

- ... DeWitt would rather focus on his story and the development of his original cowboy characters. The large gold deposits in California were not easily accessible for people who did not live in the region. Most prospectors that lived in North America traveled thousands of miles down the Oregon Trail and California Trail in covered wagons to get to San Francisco, California (Phelps). This journey was not easily accomplished due to shortage of supplies, disease and other complications. The more distant gold-seekers traveled by boat from Europe, Latin America, and China (Phelps)....   [tags: gold rush, migration, population]

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To Build a Fire by Jack London

- “To Build a Fire” written by Jack London in 1908, is a story of a man, who, left unnamed, sets out to traverse a dangerous trail in the Yukon territory near the end of nineteenth century. Accompanied only by a dog, t¬¬he man travels across the trail, risking his life with every step on the snow-laden path full of frozen ice-water traps. He falls into a trap and wets his feet, incurring the possibility of frostbite. The man manages to build a fire, but it is shortly extinguished by snow that falls from a tree....   [tags: yukon, gold rush]

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Native Americans vs the United States of America

- Times were very hard for Native Americans during the mid to late 1800s. The reasons for their afflictions could only be blamed upon the United States of America. For thousands of years, Native Americans had roamed around the Americas. There had also been many tribes spread across the West that fought between each other in order to have their land.1 It wasn’t until after reconstruction in the United States, that the white Americans started having ordeals with the Native Americans. The main tribes involved in the conflict starting around 1850 were the Lakota people and the Sioux....   [tags: General Custer, the Gold Rush]

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Politics in America from 1846 to 1861

- Essay Exam III Politics in America from 1846 to 1861 have been remembered mainly for being strongly influenced by slavery. It was the hot topic of the time. Abolitionism was on the rise while Americans who were proslavery stood by their beliefs. With the compromise of 1850 declaring Free states, the division of the north and south, incidents such as bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott case, and the election of 1860, it was clear that American Politics were all about slavery. The Gold Rush in California was simmering down and the area’s population had grown immensely....   [tags: The Gold Rush, abolitionism]

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Human Influnce on The United States

- Humans are a very intelligent being. It has been proven since the beginning of time. Since the early days, humans have learned how to use resources to survive and make a better living. Egyptians learned how to make better use of the Nile River’s annual flood. The Andean Farmer’s used edible plants to survive. They found ways to make the potato last longer and how to replicate it. Eventually the potato came a long way from being a primary source of food to being commonly used for payment in debts....   [tags: gold rush, trade, transportation]

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Personal Essay: Trials and my Grandfather

- A Bay Tale Motivation is perhaps the most valuable aspect to one’s personality, and its something that I believe you are born with. I support the idea that what you’ve got in your blood really does make who you are. Thats why I always take pride in representing my family and our heritage. Being brought up by dad, a classic Italian, I guess you could say I am a proud individual and I have got a decent set of morals. The Firenzi family, has gone through their fair share of trials and tribulations to end up where we are today....   [tags: Gold Rush, Fisherman]

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Wilderness in Call of the Wild by Jack London

- ... He believes that he can push people around and get away with it. Curly died early on in the book. She symbolizes naivety. She represents naivety because of her over-kindness. When Curly died, she tried to be friends with a husky. The husky then “ripped [Curly’s face] from eye to jaw” (19). Curly brought her fate onto herself. The next character is John Thornton. John Thornton represents the small bits of happiness and love in The Call of The Wild. Buck and John have a perfect relationship together....   [tags: Klondike gold rush, journey, instincts]

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San Francisco Earthquake

- The newly formed state of California, influenced mainly by the Gold Rush starting in 1848, sent the population sprawling upwards drastically. As more and more people established residency in the future area of what would be called San Francisco, area leaders were finally able to officially establish the City of San Francisco in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate the traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and transportation to the heart of the city....   [tags: California, History, Gold Rush]

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The American Dream Out West

- America, the land of opportunity, a country that stretches out from sea to shining sea. Except what if America stayed in the boundaries; the appalachian mountains east. Would America be the country it is and has been for the last 100 years. Westward expansion is why America is as unique and diverse as it is today; it gave the hope of opportunity to thousands of Americans and is why the American dream or “Manifest Destiny” remains a reality even today. Westward expansion encouraged by Lewis and Clark which led to the Oregon Trail and was later fuled by the California gold rush illustrates the American dream as people took a risk leaving the east to seek new opportunities and/or wealth in the...   [tags: Lewis & Clark, CA Gold Rush]

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Eureka, Pro legalization of Marijuana may lead to the New American Gold Rush!

- The legalization of marijuana will have a profound, positive impact on the national economy and our government could generate and save billions. Our countries present spiraling economy is attacking us like a flesh-eating virus. The time has come for us to declare war on this life threatening aliment as we would any other terminal illness. Declaration of War: Marijuana Pro-legislation is the declaration of war on this nation's current economic plight. This battle begins with the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, and then moves in to full fight for legal overall use....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Problems of Living in a Newly Set Up Town

- The Problems of Living in a Newly Set Up Town Living in the west was difficult. People were faced with a different problem each day, which made it difficult to set up home there. People setting up home in the new towns were literally stating from scratch, there was nothing there to start with. The areas that were allocated to build a town upon were totally secluded, other cities and towns were a long distance away. This could be the cause of many problems that I will describe in this answer....   [tags: Settlers Gold Rush Papers]

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Character Analysis of the Call of the Wild.

- Jack London wrote the novel The Call of the Wild; it was also his first success (Feast). The Call of the Wild is an exciting beast fable which dramatizes the unforgiving harshness of existence but shows that suffering can lead to heroic self-awareness (Buckner). London was big on the philosophical idea of Naturalism. As well as having links with literary naturalism, "The Call of the Wild is also a mythical book informed throughout with such traditional myths as the Myth of the Hero." Although Buck is always a dog throughout the story, his predicament is highly relevant to the human condition in a novel beginning with concise patterns of description and moving toward an increasingly lyrical s...   [tags: Gold Rush, Naturalism, Klondike]

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Racial Discrimination Effect on Labor Market

- The earliest form of racial discrimination against Asian Americans was encountered during the California Gold Rush. The Gold Rush attracted Chinese immigrants who came to California to fill the high demand for laborers. However, as more and more Chinese immigrated to California and the lower-paying labor jobs were filled, the Chinese began filling higher-paying positions typically held by Whites. As a result, an anti-Chinese Movement was formed followed by the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which prevented any additional Chinese immigration into the United States....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Asian, Chinese, racism]

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The Movement Westward in the States

- 1803 to 1862 was a significant period of time for the United States of America. The movement westward in the States primarily happened within these years and consisted of five major events – each enabling the next. These events were the Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark (Corps of Discovery), establishment of the Oregon and California Trails, the California Gold Rush, and the Homestead Act of 1862. The scene was set for the westward expansion of the United States on May 2nd, 1803 (Whitridge, par....   [tags: Lousiana purchase, Louis & Clark, gold rush]

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California and The American Dream

- Since 1848 to the present, California has had strong periods of representing the American Dream with its egalitarian advances and times of overwhelmingly democratic positions. Also, California was once a place for economic opportunity, attracting people from all over the nation. Since 1990, however, California has witnessed a reverse migration. Once a land of hope and opportunity, California has slowly been turning into a land of despair. California started its statehood unlike any other state before or after it succession....   [tags: engalitarian society, gold rush,american dream]

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A Chinese Immigrant's Experience

- In the late 1800's, the Gold Rush tempted many Asian immigrants to America in hopes of riches and new beginnings. Maxine Hong Kingston's family members immigrated to America due to the Gold Rush and suffered racism and oppression while contributing to the creation of modern day America. Through Chinese fables and stories about the travels from the men in her family, Maxine Hong Kingston uses China Men, a sequel to her award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior, to describe the outcome of her family's struggles and experiences when they immigrated to America, which eventually leads her to discover her father's secret past....   [tags: 1800's Gold Rush, Asian migration]

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The American Nightmare - Original Writing

- The American Nightmare Close your eyes... All the way. Keep them closed please. Ok now take a deep breath in and imagine yourself inhaling all the beautiful shiny things your heart desires. Imagine inhaling a cold crisp gratifying lungful so satisfying you can feel a release of pressure moving down every individual bone in your rib cage as your lungs fill to their maximum capacity. So full in fact you would start to swear the very air you are breathing has somehow become cleaner. The more you breath, the healthier you begin to feel....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States]

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The California Ethos

- ... Next, the gold-seekers didn’t concern about their safely issue for finding gold at the riverbeds, mountains or even tunnels with poor weather and bad environment conditions. For them, time was money. They kept working days and nights to achieve their dream and only concerned how much did they gain in California to improve their living standard. Second, I believe that the ethos of persistence was developed in the beginning when the gold-seekers decided to come California for a luck. The gold-seekers spent a long and tough journey from their hometown to arrive in San Francisco with nothing and separated with the families indeed....   [tags: California Gold Rush, immigration, west coast]

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Jack London 's Call Of The Wild

- Darwin’s Theory of “Survival of the Fittest” in Jack London 's Call of the Wild The novel Call of the Wild by Jack London chronicles the journey of a dog named Buck who is kidnapped, shipped up to the Klondike, and used as a sled dog during the Alaskan gold Rush. The grisly conditions and substandard treatment that Buck must endure during this trying ordeal greatly contrasts to the life of luxury that he had grown accustomed to while living in luxury on a manor in Santa Clara, California. This drastic change of environment forces Buck make a choice between being invariable in his ways and facing a harsh death, or adapting to his surroundings to ensure survival....   [tags: Dog, Klondike Gold Rush, Sled dog, Gray Wolf]

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Call Of The Wild By Jack London

- The novel Call of The Wild by Jack London is about the dog Buck who is half St. Bernard and half sheepdog. Buck enjoys a relaxed lifestyle at his home in California until he is stolen and shipped to the Klondike region in Canada. Here he is put to work as a sled dog where he must battle the bad conditions, other dogs, and the cruelty of the wild to stay alive. One theme that can be seen over the course of the book is the difference between civilization and the wilderness. For example in civilization there are set rules that people must abide and these set rules makes everyone equal....   [tags: Dog, Klondike Gold Rush, English-language films]

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The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The 's Decision Of Not Using Sound Music Sound And Sound Effects

- What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses in the use of sound in Modern Times. In 1927 the world had first debuted the first ever-sound movie, The Jazz Singer, however, just over a decade later in 1937, the infamous Charlie Chaplin still continued to create silent film as we can see in Modern Times (1936). In this essay I will discuss the advantages and weaknesses of Chaplin’s decision of not using sound besides music and sound effects. In particular I will discuss how he used these decisions to his benefit....   [tags: Charlie Chaplin, Silent film, The Gold Rush]

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Analysis Of Jack London 's ' Build A Fire '

- In Jack London’s “To Build a Fire”, an unknown man is traveling alone in the extremely dangerous weather of seventy-five degrees below zero along Yukon Trail. Despite being warned about the dangers; he was bent on reaching his destination at the boy’s camp on Henderson Creek. Nevertheless, he tried many things to help keep his body warm but everything he tried failed. Close to death, he finally realized that it was impossible to survive this journey without a partner. The theme illustrates that sometimes it’s best to listen to others advice because everyone isn’t able to defeat nature....   [tags: Temperature, Cold, Klondike Gold Rush, Weather]

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Chileans In California

- Samuel Brannan's famous announcement in San Francisco that gold had been discovered on the American River took place on May 12, 1848. One of the ships in San Francisco harbor at the time was the J.R.S., a brig out of Valparaiso, Chile, Alfredo Andrews, captain. At the time gold was being purchased in San Francisco for $8 to $10 cash per ounce ($14 to $16 per ounce in trade for merchandise). The supercargo on the J.R.S. had just sold his cargo of merchandise for $4,000 and he offered to purchase all of the gold brought to him for $12 per ounce cash....   [tags: Gold Rush San Francisco History]

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California

- By the second half of the nineteenth century, many people rushed to California including Anglo. It can be said that California was entering an era of “Anglo hegemony”. In this paper, I intend to discuss the reason why they traveled to California, their encounters, their remarkable success as well as the role of sex and gender in helping these newcomers assume control of California. During the Mexican era (before the American-Mexican War), the trade and the lure of land attracted Anglo Americans to travel to California....   [tags: American History, Gold Rush, Informative]

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Want a Klondike Rush?

- The summer of 1897 has been a major turning point in the lives of many deprived immigrants. In Yukon, the amount of gold that had been found was worth fighting for. Although the stampede that was caused to reach the gold (also known as Klondike) was close enough to be called a battle. The journey of the diverse group of desperate individuals has been a hassle. These individuals were known as Klondike miners in search of gold nuggets. It is believed that gold seekers spent nearly $50 million just to reach Klondike in search for gold....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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the gold fields of Victoria

- Victoria was a part of the colony of New South Wales up to the early 1850's, when it became an independent colony in its own right. All burgeoning States have growing pains and Victoria was no exception. Rich in agricultural lands early settlers took out sheep runs granted by the government over large tracts of land, where both sheep and some cattle were grazed. Van Diemen's Land to the south, now the State of Tasmania had large penal settlements and the government bureaucracy was both well established and manned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The High Energy Rush of Gambling at Harrah's

- ... After their new strategy was underway, Harrah’s spent $15-20 million dollars per year on advertising that specifically captivated and communicated the feeling of anticipation to consumers. Harrah’s was attempting to condition consumers by mentally connecting the concepts of “anticipation” and “Harrah’s” together—where if a consumer thought of one concept, the other quickly came to mind as well. This was only the beginning, however. The next and most important tactic Harrah’s used was to implement and utilize marketing tools that would facilitate customer relationship management, or CRM....   [tags: money, casino, customers]

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Gold and World History: Glittering Motivation for Exploration, Invasion and Development

- ... The nations expected the pioneers to bring the glittering stone. Christopher Columbus is a famous example of the explorers sent to investigate new route by Spain. Gold was also a main trigger of Spaniards’ invasions to ancient civilizations in South America. Most of all, Spain had no choice but conquering South America for gold. Like other Empires in Europe, Spanish monarchy wanted to gain a great amount of gold. However, the ruling families of Spain did not have enough power to compete with France or England for the trade route to the East....   [tags: precious metals]

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Gold in the Yukon and Naturalism: Jack London’s Novella "The Call of the Wild"

- Imagine this: Gold was just discovered in the Yukon Territory of Canada, and many gold miners rush to the North to see if they can strike rich. However, in order to do so, they need big, strong dogs with warm coats to protect them from the biting cold. As a result, a dog from the sunny state of California is dog napped and taken to be sold to anyone who is willing to buy him. When the dog is sold, he is shipped to the cold North. As he gets out of the boat, a chilling wind runs past him and, he realizes that he isn’t in California anymore....   [tags: Jack London, Call of the Wild, Canada, ]

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Apples of Gold: A Fictional Narrative

- Apples of Gold I walked though the early darkness; the trees standing in stark contrast to a cloud laden sky. My nightly trek to check the deer in the north woods took longer than I antisaped. After the heat of August and September, I enjoy cool days of December. A few fakes of snow drifted through barren branches. I hurried along crunching dead leaves underfoot their scent rising like perfume....   [tags: interrogation, couple, christmas]

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The Mexican American War

- In the mid Nineteenth Century, one man struck it rich. Little did he know, it would cause the greatest migration of people in the history of the United States. Thousands sought the idea of becoming rich quick, and living the American dream. On January 24th, 1848, James Marshall found some pieces of gold in the American River at Sutter’s Mill in the small port town of San Francisco (Sonneborn). At this time in the U.S., America was at war with Mexico. However, just nine days after the great discovery of gold, the U.S....   [tags: gold, immigration history]

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Finding the Best Online Primary Sources

- ... I would also used some analogies such as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer to persuade the reader that Great Britain only pursued colonies that would have sometime to offer such as land, natural resources, good agriculture, food, labor, and most importantly gold. We have learned that throughout history, Great Britain had needs to expand its empire due to its limited resources and space within the country. Its strategic location had allowed it to expand the way it had. Its location also allowed for goods to be imported from any angle given that its surround by water....   [tags: research, paper, gold, information, britian]

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The Train from Rhodesia and The Gold Cadillac Comparison

- How Do The Texts Represent The Theme Of Racial Prejudice. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ written by Nadine Gordimer and ‘The Gold Cadillac’ written by Mildred Taylor both represent the theme of racial prejudice in their stories. Prejudice is when you prejudge someone before you know that person. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ is set in South Africa, in the time of Apartheid, as a train full of white citizens comes into a train station and one black man barters to sell his symbolic lion. The man of the young white couple waits until the train starts to go before he decides the price he wants to pay for the lion and then throws the money out of the window and then the young white woman does not want it....   [tags: compare/contrast, literary analysis, racism]

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Westward Expansion: Daniel Boone

- Daniel Boone was not only a woodsman, but he was a hunter, freedom fighter, explorer, and dreamer. He was looking for riches of the West. He was one of the first to travel through the thick forests and cut his way through them. He fought against British soldiers to keep expanding and exploring to the West. He was also attacked by the Shawnee Indians but escaped and kept heading west. Lewis and Clark set out on a mapping expedition through the Rockies. They were saved by a Native American girl who also saved their journals....   [tags: british soldiers, shawnee indians, gold]

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The Blind Side, August Rush, And The Devil Wears Prada

- Films Have a Way Who we are as a person has a lot to due with the various kinds of influences that we may encounter through different events, personal experiences, stories, and by others. Surprisingly enough movies can have a large impact on us, that can really change who we are. The Blind Side, August Rush, and The Devil Wears Prada, are among the many different films that have had a significant impact me on how I live my life and see the world. Films have a way of influencing people into thinking and believing in ways they may have never thought in before....   [tags: Music, Performance, August Rush]

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Gold Planning Advantages

- ... GOLD DETECTING Gold detecting is the process of finding gold with the aid of a metal detector. A metal detector is an electronic device designed for locating ferrous materials on or below the surface of the ground. Metal detectors have been in existence for many years. In fact, some of the first metal detectors were developed during World War II to detect dangerous, explosive land mines. In later years, metal detector designs were further developed; making them adequate for detecting smaller ferrous objects such as coins, jewelry and other lost treasure....   [tags: recovering gold, gold pan, detecting]

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The Medal Of Gold: The Olympics

- ... The winter games have far less, about 15, which include hockey, and bobsled. That’s about 56 events in all. These are some interesting facts about the Olympics, and Olympians. Jacky Boxberger, an Olympian, was pummeled to death by an elephant. Another athlete, Tapio Rautavaara, fell while posing for a photograph, he hit the concrete floor and died. That is sad, and very abnormal. After losing and getting fifth place, Elvira Ozolina had her head shaved out of shame, and walked out with no scarf to hide it....   [tags: ancient olympics, gold medal, athletics]

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Analysis of Barrick Gold Corporation Issues

- Barrick Gold Corporation is the chief gold mining corporation in the globe, with its head office in Toronto, Canada. It has 4 local business components placed in South America, Africa, Australia, and North America. Barrick is at present doing mining, as well as examining projects in New Guinea, the U.S, and Chile among other states. Barrick is occupied with the manufacture and auction of gold, furthermore to related actions. Barrick as well, hold interests in oil and gas possessions positioned in Canada....   [tags: gold mining, barrick gold, dominican republic]

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