Panning for Gold

Unit 6: Expansion

There's Gold in California!

How did the gold rush in California, in 1849, affect the development of America?


Expansion- (ex pan sion) To make something larger or to spread out; Becoming larger;
The United States was going through a process of expansion.

Forty-niners- (for ty nin er) Traveling to or in California in search of gold in 1849;
The next year there were 80,000 forty-niners that flocked to California.

Crossroads- (cross roads) Place where roads or paths cross;
San Francisco was at the crossroads of the California Gold Rush.

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