gold rush had many good and bad situations with good impacts on the
United States. A good impact the gold rush had was it sparked westward
expansion. This made more than just California a state, but allowed
America to fulfill Manifest Destiny. Another positive impact was the
population rise caused cities to be made letting California become the
most populated state, but the downside was there were murders every
day. With this happening the area needed law and a police and fire
department, and without being a territory first, California became a
state. A great impact the gold rush had was that the East needed to
ship goods and mail to the west. This caused a need for greater
transportation. One of the transportation methods was the Pony Express.
The Pony Express was a mail company. One transportation method that
changed the way people traveled forever was the Transcontinental
Railroad. These are just a few of the companies created due to the
California Gold Rush. The Gold Rush created a good impact for not just
California, but the world.