By: Ryan Long , Caleb Spenrath

California Gold Rush

The California gold rush was where miners discovered and found gold. The miners discovered gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in 1848 that sparked the gold rush, it says that this event was one of the most significant in shaping America. As word spread thousands of people came to get the gold. Miners during the California gold rush had found about 750,000 pounds of gold. A lot of miners would mortgaged they're property, spend they'er life savings, and leave there families to fulfill their dreams of unimaginable riches. The miners were called 49"ers because gold was found in 1848 and word spread fast and next year a bunch of hopeful miners traveled to California in 1849.

Essential Questions

What Impact did the Gold Rush Have On America?

Was The Gold Rush Effective Or Defective On America?