California Gold Rush.
Key words include:
⭐ William Becknell
⭐ Juan de Onate
⭐ Santa Fe Trail
⭐ Junipero Serra
⭐ Sutter’s Mill
⭐ Gold Rush
⭐ James Wilson Marshall
This presentation examines:
► The Southwest and where it is located in the United States
► Brief history of the Southwest (from Spain to Mexico to America)
► William Becknell and his contribution to the Santa Fe Trail
► Alta California and its climate
► Father Junipero Serra, the missions he created, and their effect on Native Americans
► The life of Native Americans living at the Spanish missions
► The Mormons and their quest for religious freedom
► James Wilson Marshall and his discovery at Sutter’s Mill
► The rush of immigrants to California and their impact on the territory
► How gold-seekers panned for gold and its impact on the environment
► The increase in population and cities in California resulting in lawlessness
► The impact on Native Americans
► The negative and positive impacts of the Gold Rush
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
❔ How did the discovery of gold affect life in California?
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Lesson 9: Industrial Revolution (Part 2)
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Lesson 11: Nullification Act and Indian Removal Act
Lesson 12: Oregon Trail
Lesson 13: Texas and the Alamo
Lesson 14: Mexican American War
Lesson 15: California Gold Rush
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