The Gold Rush started in California on January 24, 1848, and ended in 1855. James Marshall was the first person to find gold in the American River, but the word got out quickly. The discovery of gold caused thousands of people to flock to California. This webpage will explore multiple topics about the California Gold Rush. One part will discuss how the Gold Rush impacted the environment. Another part will look at the different ethnic groups that participated in the Gold Rush. The Business section will go into how people earned and lost money throughout the Gold Rush. Law and Order will discuss how the laws and government were created. Lastly, the Good or Bad section will consider if the Gold Rush was positive or negative as a whole event.


Global Awareness

Law and Order


Good or Bad?

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