Consequences of the Gold Rush

View mindmap
  • Consequences of the Gold Rush
    • Manifest Destiny - White Americans seeing their destiny come true
    • Racial tension - due to immigration
    • Farming boom in California
    • Problems of lawlessness in the mining camps
    • Genocide of Californian Indians by migrants
    • Gold from California boosts US economy - helps fun railroads
    • Migration to California - 300,000 people by 1855. California became a state
    • Tension with Plains Indians due to huge increase in migration along Oregon Trail


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all The American West 1840-1895 resources »