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How Did the Discovery of Gold Affect the Settlement of the West?

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The discovery of gold effected the settlement of the American West starting in 1848. There was a Gold Rush, causing people to pack their belongings and move out west to try to make it rich.
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It was the primary reason many people left.searching for easy wealth. It also caused a lot of small towns to develop and then be abandoned.
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Many people migrated from the East, as well as from foreign countries such as China and Ireland. The discovery of gold and silver also triggered the California Gold Rush.
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Well, I know the Homestead Act granted 150 acres of land to people who were willing to farm out west. It boosted the economy because of the extra income from the wheat sales and such
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