The California Gold Rush was a global event. The reason the
Gold Rush was a global event was because many cultures from around the
world heard word about it, and many people started joining the Gold
Rush. Some of these cultures joined for a better life than they
had in their country, but they got the exact opposite. The cultures who
did this got terrible treatment.
Economics of the Gold Rush
Some of the main cultures were the Americans and the Chinese. The
Chinese were treated the worst in the Gold Rush. They were only
able to mine where other miners didn’t want to mine and at abandoned
mines. The Chinese were also beaten, run out of town, and robbed.
Both cultures were treated very differently.
The Americans were treated very differently. They were treated with the
most respect, and they could mine wherever they wanted because of their
skin color and their language.
There were also many other cultures in the Gold Rush. Most of these
cultures didn’t have a role as great as the Americans. They spoke in a
different way and were partly discriminated against which led to a
lower role. The cultures that were partly discriminated against were
Germans, Indians, Italians, Irish, and Hawaiians. These cultures
were treated like citizens are treated today in California because they
weren’t fully discriminated against like other cultures.
Many cultures and religions made the Gold Rush a global event.