The California Gold Rush cartoon 1849 (The Wild West)

Not many Americans lived in California, but that soon changed.
By 1849 thousands upon thousands of people arrived in search of gold.

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  1. I watched this in the 4th grade, I’m in 9th grade now and I’m learning about not mostly about the gold rush but it’s actually about the Chinese gold miners

  2. This Gold Rush led to Australia in 1851, the rush for gold. It was a time that transformed Australia. E.g. 1851 NSW goldrush,1852-3 Victorian goldrush which then led to thanks to mining licence fees, the Eureka stockade.

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