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  • Gold Rush Strongly Influenced
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    The gold rush of the 1850 s symbolized Americas quest towards westward movement, challenges of life on the frontier, and the impact it had on California's growth. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the shaping of American History. Many people that had heard of the gold rush in the 1850 s moved right out there as fast as they could to get their hands on that gold. Once the people got out there they wouldnt return back to the east. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the sha...
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  • Hours A Day Call Of The Wild
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    John Griffith London, the illegitimate son of Professor of Astrology father and an emotionally distant mother, was born January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. Jack spent much of his childhood working odd jobs to help support his family. After living abroad on a seal-hunting ship and trading across much of the United States, Jack briefly attended the University of California at Berkeley. When news of the gold rush in the Yukon reached him, he packed his bags and left California with thou...
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  • Oregon Trail Gold Rush
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    California has always been associated with cutting edge development and ideas. For over a century and a half it has been the leader of what the rest of the country follows. No single event has been as groundbreaking (literally and metaphorically) as the Gold Rush of 1849. This historic event single-handedly connected the East to the West in what proved to be the perfect model of expansion. It was what brought hundreds of thousands of Americans and immigrants alike to the fast-paced, ever-changin...
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  • Gold Rush San Francisco
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    ... siting blanket-wrapped corpses in hurriedly dug holes on river bars. At least fifteen hundred travelers died along the Oregon Trail in 1949. (Mark 56, 57) Nearly all the routes on the trail led the traveler to the Sierra Nevada's. The ones that didnt led through Death Valley. Either the mountain range or the desert had to be crossed in order to get to the Sacramento Valley or Los Angeles, respectively. Both routes had their challenges, and climatic changes were always a factor in which the t...
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  • Gold Rush James Marshall
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    Imagine yourself building a sawmill and all of a sudden you see something shiny in the ground. You pick up the shiny pieces and determine that you just found gold. You go tell your foreman what just occurred. Soon, the news spreads that gold was found. Millions from all around pour into a place they had never seen before. These young white men were in a pursuit for happiness not realizing the hardships they would encounter on the way to California. In January of 1848, James Marshall had a work c...
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  • Place To Place Gold Rush
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    Rudolph Arnheims, a devout Formalist, believed that films potential to be an art begin where its ability to represent reality ends. He embraced the mysticism and wonder created by the silent film. Being a Gestalt psychologist, looking at the film as a whole, he believed that perception, when pertaining to the audience as well as the auteur, is active. Arnheims also believed in an empirical or objective reality where in the process of apprehension, there is the experience of reality. However, the...
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  • One Hundred Dollars Dollars A Month
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    ... els, pans, and buckets. After arriving at the claim the miners began the routine of digging, shoveling, carrying, and washing until sunset. This routine was carried out at least six days a week and often seven. Often men would be removing the sand knee deep in ice-cold water for hours on end. One miner summarized the labors of mining in these terms: "Mining is the hardest work imaginable and an occupation which very much endangers health. A weakly man might about as well go to digging his gr...
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  • California Gold Rush Native Americans
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    Social institutions, frail to begin with, similarly often crumbled under continuing pressure. Competition and the lack of organized legal or social structures very soon combined to foment an environment of lawlessness -- claim-jumping, theft, fraud and violence - that has endured as the stereotyped Wild West. The miners were not bound by the laws of Mexico, nor as yet by those of any of the States. Almost from the first, miners had convened democratic meetings when it was necessary to settle cla...
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  • California Gold Rush El Dorado
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    On December 7, 1848, an ornate tea caddy arrived in Washington after an arduous three-month journey. It was filled, not with tea, but with gold discovered at John Sutter's sawmill in California. The samples were exhibited. Newsmen flocked to cover the story. President Polk himself publicly confirmed the discovery of "extensive and valuable" mines which before were only rumored, recommending that Congress establish a territorial government and a Federal mint in the mysterious westward realm that ...
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  • Chinese Exclusion Act California Gold Rush
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    Chinese immigration. Introduction: I should like to start by saying that after the Civil War, immigrants from all over the world again began to stream to the United States. Between the years 1870 and 1900, nearly 13 million immigrants arrived from virtually any part of the world. This number surpassed the number of immigrants to the USA over the previous 70 years. During the 1870 s and 1880 s, the majority came from Germany, Ireland, and England that used to be the principal source of immigratio...
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  • Chinese Exclusion Act Passed By Congress
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    Hardship of Chinese Immigrants After the Civil War, immigrants again began to stream to the United States. Between 1870 and 1900, nearly 12 million immigrants arrived - more foreign-born people than had come to the country in the preceding 70 years. During the 1870 s and 1880 s, the majority came from Germany, Ireland, and England - the principal source of immigration before the Civil War. Chinese immigration to America was influenced by both the "pull" of California's Gold Rush and the "push" c...
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  • Prime Minister Roman Catholic
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    Sir Wilfrid Laurier By Ritchie Rocha The first French Canadian to become prime minister of Canada was Wilfrid Laurier. Although French was his native tongue, he became a master of the English language. This and his picturesque personality made him popular throughout Canada, and he led the young country in a 15 -year period of great development. Wilfrid Laurier was born in St-Lin, Quebec, and studied law at McGill University. After three years in the Quebec legislature, he was elected to the Cana...
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  • Asian Americans Gold Rush
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    Surprisingly, Asian Americans have been in America for over 150 years. They are as diverse as the immigrants from Europe, ranging from China, Japan, Cambodia, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, and Laos are. When many people think of American Immigrants, Asians are on the last of their lists. From all of these countries, China is well known front runner of American immigrants. China is one of the worlds oldest civilizations. It influence have reverberated throughout Asia. Its presence is felt i...
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  • Nineteenth Century Gold Rush
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    One moment the California creek beds glimmered with gold; the next, the same creeks ran red with the blood of men and women defending their claims or ceding their bags of gold dust to bandits. The " West" was a ruthless territory during the nineteenth century. With more than enough gold dust to go around early in the Gold Rush, crime was rare, but as the stakes rose and the easily panned gold dwindled, robbery and murder became a part of life on the frontier. The " West" cons...
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  • California Gold Rush San Francisco Bay
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    California Gold Rush By: Don Gibson The California Gold Rush Shortly after the acquisition of California from Mexico a man by the name of John Sutter arrived in East San Francisco Bay in 1839. Born in Germany he had to leave because he was unable to pay his creditors. With plenty of charm and letters from friends he convinced the Mexican governor of California to award him a land grant of more than 50, 000 acres. John Sutter built a stockade and a fort and soon after became referred to as Captai...
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  • California Gold Rush 19 Th Century
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    The California Gold Rush was one of the most important events in the 19 th century. Without it America would not be as populated and economically strong as it is today. The California Gold Rush brought many foreigners into the United States and triggered migration to the Western Coast. The California Gold Rush taught people that failure was okay and made people take risks. The California Gold Rush was the Las Vegas of the 19 th century. The California Gold Rush blew the United States economy sky...
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  • Nineteenth Century Gold Rush
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    The Gold Rush One moment the California creek beds glimmered with gold; the next, the same creeks ran red with the blood of men and women defending their claims or ceding their bags of gold dust to bandits. The West was a ruthless territory during the nineteenth century. With more than enough gold dust to go around early in the Gold Rush, crime was rare, but as the stakes rose and the easily panned gold dwindled, robbery and murder became a part of life on the frontier. The West consisted of out...
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  • Grapes Of Wrath Tom Joads
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    The Great Depression In the movie, The Grapes of Wrath, one of the biggest problems in the movie is the fact that the great depression is in its prime. The great depression is the main cause and the sound basis for the movie. When you think about it after watching the movie, all of the events in the movie happened because of the great depression. The only reason that all of these people were moving out west was because they had no work. They were not making enough money to feed their families. I...
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  • Call Of The Wild Jack London
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    Jack London s characters and settings reflect his life in his works. This is most obvious in his novels The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden, and To Build a Fire. Jack London was born in 1876 in San Francisco, California. He lived with his father and mother. His father was an astrologer and his mother supposedly talked to the dead. He grew up not being cared for and with very little education (Adventures 482). Jack London finished school through the 8 th grade (Wilson 1). When he turned eighteen he...
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  • Charlie Chaplin Gold Rush
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    Mordaunt Chaplin Chaplin? s New Gem Mordaunt Hall, a reporter from the New York Times, refers to Charlie Chaplin as a? Great host of spectators. ? In his review of Chaplin? s new film, ? The Gold Rush? . Not even the scorching heat could keep the public from seeing this spectacular flick. New Yorkers swarmed to the theatres to view the new film. The excitement of the moviegoers was abundantly present at the Mark Strand Theatre. The crowd applauded Chaplin as he took his seat in the heart of the ...
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