The Gold Rush- A Travel Through History Term Paper

The Gold Rush- A Travel Through History
This essay is a discussion of the discovery of gold in the United States.
# 4792 | 1,005 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in History (U.S. Impending Crisis, 1848-1860)

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This essay is about the Gold Rush in the United States. The author looks at the various routes miners took to arrive at the heart of the Gold Rush- California. Included is a discussion of the various diseases that spread and the approximate death toll. This paper describes the hardships of the people that experienced the gold rush and shows the negative and unexpected side of those experiencing the gold rush.

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"In January 1848, a man by the name of James Marshall found gold on the American river in Coloma. It all started when John Sutter had a work crew planted on the American River at Coloma near Sacramento. John Sutter had appointed them (under the lead of James Marshall) to build a sawmill. On the cold and brisk morning of January 24, James Marshall found one of the most important discoveries known to man…Gold! At first he found just a few small pieces, which he thoroughly tested to guarantee their validity. This was a revolutionary discovery as over 300,000 people from around the world almost instantaneously migrated to California. The ulterior motive was to gain instant wealth with ease. This motive inspired the minds of many foreigners, literally reeling them into west California through numerous routes."

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