Whether racially, religiously, politically, or economically, the California Gold Rush was a turning point for California and America.
Many Races can now stand together
Race: -Today, Anglo-Americans are the dominant race, which was seen in the Gold Rush -There is a huge mix of races in today's America -Today, Americans are not restricted by race, which was seen in the Gold Rush when William Downie, who was white, and Albert Callis & Charley Wilkins, who were black, formed a partnership
Religion: -Today, an American is able to see Christian Churches, Jewish synagogues, Buddhist Temples, etc -Many of these religions were brought about by the Gold Rush
Many religions can now be practiced in America
Symbol of Today's prestigious government
Government: -Today, California is an active influence in the Federal Government -This was seen when California brought many to the Civil War
Economy: -There were many successful small businesses in Gold Rush -This success is seen today -America's economy relies greatly on small businesses