A Timeline History of the California Gold Rush
From the Series Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion
In 1848, a carpenter named James Marshall discovered that there was gold in the riverbeds of the Sacramento Valley. Gold fever quickly spread across the country and around the world. By the thousands, hopeful people left their homes, families, and jobs in search of their fortune.
The California gold rush lasted for only seven years, but in that time it transformed California and affected the whole nation. People used their new riches to start businesses and build cities. People from many nations arrived to fill those cities. And in their quest for gold, the prospectors clashed with American Indians and set the stage for long-lasting tensions.
Explore the history of the California gold rush. Track the important events and turning points that made this discovery a pivotal part of the westward expansion of the United States.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|BISACS||JNF025080, JNF018040, JNF025200|
|Dimensions||7 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||177853|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“This series pairs dramatic narrative with visually arresting time lines, resulting in a well-thought-out foray into the years of America’s westward expansion. . . . A good option for collections where supplementary material on the American West is needed.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
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Timeline Trackers: Westward Expansion
Investigate key topics in US history through easy-to-follow timelines of major events. Covering achievements as well as setbacks, the timeline approach allows readers to follow the trail of US history. Each title builds an understanding of how major historical developments emerged… View available downloads →