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Flashcards on History, created by bobtheking42 on 05/19/2016.

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Who and what nationality was the person who owned the 50,000 acres of land which contained the gold? John Sutter from Switzerland
When did John Sutter hire someone and who did he hire? James Marshall in 1847 to build a sawmill.
When did James Marshall find the gold? January 24th 1848
Who spread the word about the gold and when? President James Polk in December the 5th 1848
How long was the route through the land and how long did it take? 3,000 Miles and it took 6-8 weeks.
What were the problems using this route? Hard to climb mountains and animals were in the way.
How long was the route through Panama and how long did it take? 7,500 miles and it took 2-3 months.
What were to problems using this route? Shipwreck, scurvy and illness.
How long was the route around the land and how long did it take? 18,000 miles and it took 6-8 months.
What were the problems using this route? Shipwreck, spoiled food and seasickness.
Which countries were involved in the triangular trade? England---> West Africa---> North America ---> England.
Which other countries were involved in the slave trade? Spain,Italy,France and Portugal.
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