2 parts History Essay , Chicago-style


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choose one of the following: TIME TRAVEL OR FINDING A DIARY/JOURNAL to complete the assignment. In this paper, you can write about a person, place, event, or idea as long as you include the following specifications:

The first part of the Essay is AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO 1850s: any person, place, event, or idea mentioned during this time. Example: women’s roles during the American Revolution, Westward Expansion, Gold Rush, the Constitution, etc.

The second part of the Essay is 1850s THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR. Examples: Slave Codes in the South, King Cotton, any aspect of the Civil War, etc.

4-6 pages in length, typed & double-spaced

12 point font with Times New Roman preferred

((At least 2 primary sources)) used and 4 secondary sources for at least 6 sources total

use Endnotes

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Gold Rush 1

The Gold Rush



Gold Rush 2
The Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush is among the most significant event that occurred in the earlier
years in the 19th century. Discovery of the gold nuggets during early 1848 in the Sacramento
Valley was what sparked the event. This occurrence in history shaped the country's history in the
first parts of the 19th century. When news spread concerning the discovery, droves of people
traveled through land and sea to San Francisco and neighboring areas. At the end of 1849, the
foreign population in the California territory reached 100,000 which was an increase compared
to the original population which was less than 1,000. On the mining side, the precious metal's
worth that got extracted in the region was $2 billion1 .
In 1848, James Marshall who was a carpenter found some gold flakes in American River.
During that time, he was constructing a sawmill alongside the river in the present-day
Sacramento. Marshall was constructing the water-powered sawmill that John Sutter owned.
Sutter was born in Germany but had Swiss citizenship. The discovery got reported in the
newspapers in March. However, it also caused an insignificant stir since many never believed the
account.2 The event that ignited the gold rush was in May in 1948 after a storekeeper, Sam
Brannan, showed a bottle full of gold dust in San Francisco while displaying to the public and
shouting “Gold ..from the American River." The residents then had proof, and the stampede
marching towards the gold fields ensued. The harbor in San Francisco would soon get cluttered
with ships that got deserted by crews. Many workers left their jobs as more people got struck


Holliday, James S. The world rushed in: The California gold rush experience. University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.


Swain, William. "Archives of the west." PBS. Public Broadcasting Service, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2017.

Gold Rush 3
with the gold fever. The coastal population got depleted as people headed to the gold fields.

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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