Was The California Gold Rush Good For
We think that the California Gold Rush had a good and bad
impact on California for different reasons. We think the California
Gold Rush had a good impact on California because San Francisco, which
is in California, only had about five-hundred people and after the Gold
Rush, it became a city and had thousands of people. The California Gold
Rush helped populate many cities in California such as San Francisco.
We think the California Gold Rush was bad for California too. Miners
polluted the land. It was also bad because men were the only
people that came to California for the Gold Rush. Women were rare, and
it was hard to create a new generation. Some say that the California
Gold Rush was bad because of “the overpopulation” of many cities. The
California Gold Rush led to a very important event, California’s
statehood. After the constitutional convention, that was written
because of the California Gold Rush, California became a state.
California had to become a state because people were dying and getting
severely injured without proper laws and government. The people in
California appreciated that there were now laws.
The Gold Rush had good and bad impacts on California.