Mr. Dowling
The California Gold Rush

How did the United States accomplish Manifest Destiny?

1848-James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill.

By 1849 the word got out about gold in California

49ers-People who rushed to California to find gold in 1849

Initially finding gold was easy. Over time it became more difficult. Few people became rich by finding gold. However, many did make money providing services to those in search of gold.

Panning for gold-using a pan to find gold in streams

Vigilantes-people who tried to make California safe by taking the law into their own hands

1850-California becomes a state

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