Flashcards in Chapter 6 lesson Deck (25):
Where did John Sutter build a sawmill?
who was James Marshall?
What was found near sutter's mill?
what was "gold fever"
When people wanted GOLD
What is a gold rush?
A huge movement to a place with gold
WHo was Sam Brannan?
He traveled to CA to see if the Stories were true
What did workers do at stutters mill when it first opened? and then how did this change?
First it was a saw mill and then it changed when old was found
What were forty niners?
What happend after President Polk announced the discovery of gold in California?
A gold rush happened
Explain the role African Americans had in the gold rush?
If they found 2,000$ they could be fee
What were the 3 main routes to california from the U.S?
1isthmus of panama
3 around the tip of SA
name the pros and cons of each of the 3 routes to California
I don't know what pros and cons mean!!!!
Where else besides US did 49ers come from?
Every continent expect Africa nd Antartic
what was "Gum Sam"?
why di Lu Ng come to california?
Because there was a flood
what is a "claim"?
An area he could mine on
How was a "claim " marked?
By putting posts around it
where were most of the "claims"?
Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers
What problems happend with "claiming" land and mining "claimed land?
Sometimes people claimed others claims
How did miners- mine for gold?
Dug in rivers, u could use a cradle, a metal pan
what was a cradle?
Two trays rocking like a cradle for gold
How would you describe the experience of mining for GOld?
Describe the mining camps
THEY WERE DIRTY AND TENTS AND SHACKS
How were SUndays spent?
A rest day