Consequences of the Gold Rush

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  • 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

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