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California Gold Rush (Grade 6)

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California Gold Rush

Gold was first discovered in California in 1849.
  1. True
  2. False
The California Gold Rush began after gold was discovered at                        Mill.
What name was given to the thousands of people that traveled to California in hope of finding gold?

In the mid-1800s, traveling by ship around the coast of South America to reach California could take months.
  1. True
  2. False
Between 1846 and 1852, San Francisco went from having 200 residents to how many?
  1. 6,000
  2. 16,000
  3. 26,000
  4. 36,000
During the gold rush, thousands of Native Americans were killed and driven off of their land by miners.
  1. True
  2. False
The lure of gold brought people from all over the world to California.
  1. True
  2. False
What was claim jumping?

Who ended up with the majority of the profits from the California gold rush?
  1. miners
  2. lawyers
  3. merchants
  4. government
The sudden influx of gold into the economy caused rapid inflation and led to a worldwide depression.
  1. True
  2. False
The gold rush helped California to rapidly gain statehood.
  1. True
  2. False

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