Gold Rush

gold rush
"Andrew and Sarah Monroe and family." Photograph. El Dorado County Historical Museum, Courtesy of California State Parks, 2019 March.

How did the discovery of gold change California?

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The goal of this inquiry set is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the lasting impact that the California Gold Rush had on the people living in California, as well as the demographic, economic, and environmental changes that occurred between 1848 and the 1870s.