The real importance of the Gold Rush was that:
- many people got rich.
- new overland routes from New York to California were found.
- enough people went to California to allow it to apply for statehood.
- women got their rights.
The first gold strike in California was made at ----.
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
Which was NOT a problem the forty-niners faced in traveling overland to California?
- hostile Native Americans
- crowded towns
Select 2 ways the 49ers traveled to California.
Many people did not get rich trying to find gold in California. Some went home poor. Others stayed and ----.
- opened shops or farmed
- became trappers
- taught school and became librarians
- fought the Native Americans