Gold Rush

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Gold Rush



The California Gold Rush had many effects on the American people, westward expansion, the
environment, economy and Indian relations ultimately affecting the world as a whole. When
John Marshall first found gold in January 1848 at Sutter's Mill in California many people
on the east coast did not believe the news. It was not until President Polk confirmed the
findings of gold and plenty of it that the "rush" began. It was for this reason that the
miners were referred to as the "49ers" regardless of the year they arrived because it
wasn't until 1849 that the influx of peoples to this once quiet country began to change
California forever more.






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