California Gold Rush Webquest

California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
California Gold Rush Webquest
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The assignment contains 30 questions about the causes and effects of the California Gold Rush. Students will watch a short video clip (2-minutes) as an introduction, and then they will use an internet article to answer questions. I have included an answer key. Please message me if you have any questions.

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Topics included:
Cause of the Gold Rush
Negative effects of the Gold Rush (Destroyed landscape, exploitation of Mexicans, extermination of Native Americans, and mistreatment of Asians)
Discovery at Sutter's Mill
James Marshall
John Sutter
Prospectors
Non-native population
Total worth of metal extracted
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Mexican-American War
News spread about the discovery of gold
First migrants to California (Oregon, Hawaii, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and China)
James K Polk announcement
49ers
3 routes to California (Overland, sailed to Panama, sailed around South America)
Gold mining towns
Negative effects of overcrowded mining camps (lawlessness, gambling, and violence)
San Francisco (central metropolis of the new frontier)
California statehood
Compromise of 1850
Henry Clay
Mining peak in California
Lasting impact of the Gold Rush

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7 pages
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