1) Content Standards- History- Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve 1998 Grade Four
4.4 Students explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power, tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cul tural development since the 1850s.
1. Understand the story and lasting influence of the Pony Express, Overland Mail Ser vice, Western Union, and the building of the transcontinental railroad, including the contributions of Chinese workers to its construction.
2. Explain how the Gold Rush transformed the economy of California, including the types of products produced and consumed, changes in towns (e.g., Sacramento, San Francisco), and economic conflicts between diverse groups of people.
After accessing the various sources provided here in Sophia, please respond to the following document in Google Docs.
1)During the Gold Rush Era in California, many different key figures and business thrived. From the various videos and websites provided in Sophia, please pick a key subject and write two paragraphs on why you think it was important during the Gold Rush.