Unit 2 Growth of a New Nation Chapter 7 The Changing US Section 3 Gold and California pp. 131 In 1848, the huge territory of California had fewer than ____________________ people. ________________________ owned many acres of land on the the American River, near Sacramento. In January of 1848, he ordered workers to build a __________________ on his property. _________________________________ was the leader of the work crew. What did he find in the American River?______________________________________ Why do you think he wished to keep this discovery a secret? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Why do you think the news traveled so quickly? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ How many Chinese immigrants arrived?_____________________________________ How many people traveled to California? ____________________________________ What were these travelers called?___________________________________________ Why?________________________________________________________________ What kind of work was digging for gold?____________________________________ Instead of digging for gold to what occupation did many turn? ___________________ Others found work on ___________________________________________________ What happened on September 9, 1850?______________________________________ pp. 133 Do Section 4 Review #’s 3-4. Write a 4-5 sentence paragraph for each.