In the mid-19th century, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill near San Francisco which caused a frenzy from around the world to come to California (Eyewitness to History). The California Gold Rush was a place where many young prospectors came together and began the search for gold and a new life. There were also many people who brought change to California racially, politically, and economically. Accordingly, the many changes in this short period of time led to a turning point that affected all aspects of California, which ultimately led to the California and America that we have today.
The California Gold Rush was diverse in many aspects, such as race