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Unformatted text preview: -Mix of cultures/classes-Small amount of women increases prostitution and rape-Small number of men found a lot of gold- 2-3% of all people-Many discovered areas that were already staked out -Created new cultural clashes and conflicts-Changed sexual culture- more men than women-Many men that found gold immediately spent it-White men from US gained great wealth-Mexicans who found claims were pushed away and killed-Not clear who was in charge of California-Some residents made money by supplying goods, providing food, laundry, sewing, & services for miners-Significance: westward expansion, California applies for statehood but its the old argument about power between north and south, largest migration in American history...
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- Fall '07
- Gold Rush