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CHAPTER 11: Expanding West       Section 4:The California Gold Rush
VOCABULARY Prospect: To search forgold
The Discovery of Gold 1848 - Gold first discoveredin California:  • By James Marshall  • Near Sutter’s Mill
The CaliforniaGold Fields
The Gold Rush1849 - thousands ofprospectors arrived inCalifornia • Nicknamed the 49’ers
The 49ers  Go toCalifornia
The Gold Rush “Gold Fever” caused a“Gold Rush”
Mining For Gold Most prospectors wereplacer miners
Mining For Gold They would “stake a claim”of land Sometimes worked together
Panning For Gold
The CaliforniaGold Fields
ChineseMiners
Mining For Gold Lived in mining camps  Many became rich selling supplies to the miners
Effects of the        Gold         Rush Indians forced off theirlands More Americans movewest  • California population  ...
11 4 the california gold rush
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11 4 the california gold rush

  1. 1. CHAPTER 11: Expanding West Section 4:The California Gold Rush
  2. 2. VOCABULARY Prospect: To search forgold
  3. 3. The Discovery of Gold 1848 - Gold first discoveredin California: • By James Marshall • Near Sutter’s Mill
  4. 4. The CaliforniaGold Fields
  5. 5. The Gold Rush1849 - thousands ofprospectors arrived inCalifornia • Nicknamed the 49’ers
  6. 6. The 49ers Go toCalifornia
  7. 7. The Gold Rush “Gold Fever” caused a“Gold Rush”
  8. 8. Mining For Gold Most prospectors wereplacer miners
  9. 9. Mining For Gold They would “stake a claim”of land Sometimes worked together
  10. 10. Panning For Gold
  11. 11. The CaliforniaGold Fields
  12. 12. ChineseMiners
  13. 13. Mining For Gold Lived in mining camps  Many became rich selling supplies to the miners
  14. 14. Effects of the Gold Rush Indians forced off theirlands More Americans movewest • California population boom

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