The gold rush was a
very important event for California. It had a huge impact on the
environment, made populations sky rocket, and made California the 31st state.
There was an upside-down law and order system, and it was very racist and unfair. The
populations increased very quickly due to the gold rush. The prices of
food were very high due to the population. Prices went up as demand increased. Still, the gold rush is one of the most important reasons we
are a state today.