New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Gold Rush and the Making of the Pacific World

by: Erica Kugler

Gold Rush and the Making of the Pacific World HY 325-001

Marketplace > University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa > History > HY 325-001 > Gold Rush and the Making of the Pacific World
Erica Kugler
GPA 4.0
US World Power to 1898
Dr. Steinbock-Pratt

Almost Ready


These notes were just uploaded, and will be ready to view shortly.

Purchase these notes here, or revisit this page.

Either way, we'll remind you when they're ready :)

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

notes over the Gold Rush and the development of Asian nations
US World Power to 1898
Dr. Steinbock-Pratt
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in US World Power to 1898

Popular in History

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erica Kugler on Friday October 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HY 325-001 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Dr. Steinbock-Pratt in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 27 views. For similar materials see US World Power to 1898 in History at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


Reviews for Gold Rush and the Making of the Pacific World


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/30/15
Gold Rush and the Making of a Pacific World Gold Rush California from backwaters territory of Mexico to a booming hub of migrants and entrepreneurs January 1848 gold discovered at Sutter s Fort in the Sierra Nevada 0 Latin America West Coast and Asia were the first to hear about the discovery of gold 0 East Coast was delayed in hearing about gold due to slow travel of communication 1849 80000 migrants went to California 0 Change in population dramatic changes in cities I Ex San Francisco gt 1846 200 people 1856 36000 1870 150000 Gold Rush affected trade and shipping 0 shipping graveyards ports where ships were abandoned as crews went ashore in search of gold ex San Francisco ports Gold mine areas became cosmopolitan and raciallyethnically diverse o Mines in southern CA Anglos Natives Africans French I Smaller amount of gold 0 Mines in northern CA more Anglo miners than any other ethnicity I Lots of gold Immigration to California 0 Pull factor gold 0 Push factor for immigrants usually domestic problems I Ex Chinese came from SE provinces due to unrest economic political Mexicans Californios gt men and wives travelled to the mines Anglos gt usually only men travelled to the mine areas I left wives at home due to dangerous travel conditions and mines hard labor L American gt lots of Chileans Asian gt SE China Japan California Trail crosscontinental land trail from East coast to West coast Easier for Mexicans Latin Americans and Asians to get to CA than for Americans on the East coast I People on the Eastern coast had to travel by boat which took months Anglos targeted foreignersnonAnglo people 0 Chilean war gt Anglos and Chilean miners fought over area of land they both settled in 0 Goal of targeting foreigners keep gold mines exclusively for whites As gold became more scarce legislation was passed to get rid of foreigners 0 Foreign Miners Tax gt foreigners had to pay a monthly tax to mine for gold I Repealed but replaced with a lesser tax 0 Goal keep gold mines for Anglos o Foreigners who left the mining business usually took up lower class jobs cooks etc CO 0000 quotBachelor society Homosocia world 0 Many miners left their wives at home so mine areas were male dominated o miners ball gt dance party where males dance with males who dress as women I Ex of playing wgender lines 0 When more women began to arrive in the mid1850s gender lines solidified along male and female Natives in California 0 Gold Rush shattered the Native population gt disease fighting I disappearing race 0 Depicted as savage degenerated 0 Driven off their land 0 Miners feared attacks by Natives so Natives were hunted down by miners I Idea of miners protecting themselves from savage Natives 0 California government paid people for Natives scalps o Natives were made a subservient class that had to obey Anglos I Act for the Governance and Protection of Indians 0 Natives were to be laborers for Anglos 0 Rules about conduct of Natives 0 White men could not be convicted solely on the testimony of a Native Chinese in California 0 Many Chinese went to CA because travel across the Pacific was fairly easy and short 0 Many Chinese came from provinces in the SE region 0 18401920 25 million Chinese went to CACanadaLatin America 0 Chinese referred to California as gold mountain Gam Saan o Faced discrimination while in California gt no voting rights no schooling 0 Gold scarce pushed out of mine areas gt Chinese men became cooksopened resturants 0 Many Chinese men worked on the TransContinental Railroad 0 History of Chinese emigration 0 Early exploration 0 15th century traveled to African coast 0 18th century Manchu Conquest gt dynastic change Qing Dynasty replaced the Ming I Ming loyalists fled abroad 0 19th century growing presence of EuropeansAmericans I 1830s First Opium War gt China vs Great Britain gt Britain won 0 Treaty of Nanjing 1843 0 China had to accept opium importation by Britain 0 China forced to open more trade ports 0 China forced to cede Hong Kong I 1868 Burlingame Treaty gt China and US 0 Free migration between China and US 0 Free migration of Chinese laborers to US 0 Laborers came mainly from Fudong Province gt Canton port 0 As a result of freer migration many Chinese went to Hawaii 0 18th century push factors to emigrated to CA presence of Europeans crop failure 0 Overall in the 19th century Europeans increased the sphere of influence in China Japan 0 1852 Commodore Matthew Perry of the US went to Japan 0 Demanded that Japan open itself up to US trade used military threats 0 1854 Treat of Kanagawa I Japan forced to aid whalers in distress I Was not a permanent trade agreement just a temporary agreement to open J I Ended Japan s long period of isolationseclusion 0 After being forcefully opened up Japan began to internally change 0 ndustrializationmodernization 0 Change in government gt more centralized authority I Meiji empire reestablished I Samurai class removed 0 Buildup of a modern military because no more samurai 0 Taxes levied to pay for modernization gt small land owners couldn t pay and lost land I Led to emigration of those land owners to US and HI for S to send back home Japan modeled its newself off of the US and Great Britain gt desire for imperial power 1890 Japanese laborers emigrate to Hi gt government begins regulating emigration I Both males and females emigrated I quotHawaii Netsu Hawaii fever gt desire to move to Hi forjob opportunities 0 Emigration fever Key Words 0 Act for the Governance and Protection of Indians 0 Foreign Miners Tax 0 First Opium War 0 Treaty of Nanjing o Burlingame Treaty 0 Gam Saan o Commodore Matthew C Perry 0 Treaty of Kanagawa 0 Hawaii Netsu


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Kyle Maynard Purdue

"When you're taking detailed notes and trying to help everyone else out in the class, it really helps you learn and understand the I made $280 on my first study guide!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.