Ch13 sec 4 interactive notes (Gabriel Robinson) - Why were...

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Why were the Mormons moving to Utah? They tried to escape persecution Who was the first person to discover gold in 1848? James Marshal Why do you think they wanted to keep it a secret? Because gold is so valuable, and the miners wanted it all for themselves. How did the miners get the gold? Sluicing boxes and panning(Placer Mining). What was unusual about the people migrating to California? People would drop everything so that they could have a chance of getting rich.
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Unformatted text preview: Who made the most money in California? (miners vs merchants) Merchants How were foreigners and minority groups treated in California? Mexicans, Native Americans Chinese, and Irish settlers faced discrimination in California, and African Americans had more rights in California, but had less rights, and faced prejudice....
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