Gold rush

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Gold rush

  1. 1. MR. LEGGETT PRESENTS THE GOLD RUSHChapter 13, Section 4
  2. 2. forty-ninerA person whowent toCalifornia tofind gold,starting in1849.
  3. 3. CalifornioPeople living inCaliforniaduring its timeas a Spanish orMexican state.
  4. 4. MarianoVallejoA member ofone of theoldest Spanishfamilies inAmerica. Hetook greatpride in hishome state ofCalifornia.
  5. 5. John SutterA Swiss immigrant toCalifornia. Suttervisited the Mexicangovernor in 1839 andconvinced him togrant 50,000 acres ofland in NorthernCalifornia to him.
  6. 6. JamesMarshallAn employee ofSutter’s that foundgold on theAmerican River(1848).
  7. 7. California goldrushA gold rush occurswhen largenumbers of peoplemove to a sitewhere gold hasbeen found. Goldis valuable becauseit is scarce,beautiful, easy toshape, andresistant totarnish.
  8. 8. THE GOLD RUSH PRODUCER: MR. LEGGETT DIRECTOR: MR. LEGGETTSTARRING: JAMES MARSHALL, JOHN SUTTER, MARIANO VALLEJO, AND THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF FORTY-NINERS

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