People from all
around the world contributed to the California Gold Rush. Many
different people came along with their many different cultures to make
California a tradition rich area. The Gold Rush towns’ populations
increased heavily. This resulted in minorities who were being
misunderstood and treated unfairly because of their appearance, diverse
languages and traditions.
Lots of people from
different countries and states came to the California Gold Rush.
People who looked different, and spoke a different language came, and
those people were treated unfairly by the whites. The Native Americans
were not fond of the miners because they polluted the rivers, scared
away wildlife and were not protected by the miners’ system of justice.
The Chilenoes, miners who came from South America and Mexico, were
beaten, robbed and had to pay high taxes. They were allowed to stake a
claim, but they were forced to leave any claim that was said to be
rich. There were also German, Irish, French, and Italian people. These people came
to California with its harsh conditions, because their native land had
worse conditions. Chinese miners received the worst treatment out of
all the minorities that came to the California Gold Rush. Chinese could
not stake a new claim and could only mine where whites had already
mined. They could also mine where no one else wanted to mine. They were
beaten, run out of town and had their homes and businesses abolished.
Because of racial prejudice, miners were hostile and cruel to people
that spoke a different language, looked different and had different
Many different people from
around the world came to the California Gold Rush. The California Gold
Rush was a very global event involving lots of people.