Bear flag revolt
The Californians didn't want to be under Mexican rule, so they formed the Republic of California, which soon became part of the US after war with Mexico. They gained control of Sonoma
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War, granting US a large area of southwestern land, including CA
Was a time when thousands of people rushed to CA in search of gold. A carpenter, working with James Marshall was the first to discover gold in 1848 at Sutter's Mill
After which war did Ca become part of the US?
3 routes the forty-miners used to come to Ca during the gold rush were traveling across land by covered wagons, going thru Isthmus of Panama, or sailing around South America
What 3 routes did the fourth-niners from the US take to get to Ca?
Mexican miners used the same technology as the Ca Indians- their tools were baskets & blankets that trapped gold flakes
Describe technology of Mexican miners before the forty-niners came
They worked all day mining gold. Hardships as a gold miner were the high cost of living, lack of food in the mining camps, and not finding any gold
What did most forty-niners do to earn money?
She wrote letters about life in the goldfields
What did Louise Clapp do during the Gold Rush?
The US and Mexico signed a ? to end the Mexican-American War
Miners used ? to remove earth so they could uncover gold
A narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land
The idea that the US should stretch across North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. President Polk supported this.