logging in or signing up a7 The Gold Rush Part 4 JeromyWinter Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 19 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: June 07, 2012 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript PowerPoint Presentation: 1PowerPoint Presentation: 2 Gold mining spawned an attitude of risk taking, gambling, and impatience. Getting Something For Nothing THE GOLD RUSH – Part 4 (17minutes) Presenter: Dr. J.S. HollidayPowerPoint Presentation: 3 Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862PowerPoint Presentation: 4 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCEPowerPoint Presentation: 5 THE WORLD’S RAFFLEPowerPoint Presentation: 6PowerPoint Presentation: 7 Thoreau thought the Gold Rush taught man he could get something for nothing. You call that enterprise?PowerPoint Presentation: 8 Thoreau scorned the Gold Rush.PowerPoint Presentation: 9 “The Gold Rush changed America.” IMPATIENT UNSATISFIED WANTED MOREPowerPoint Presentation: 10 SOMETHING for NOTHING!PowerPoint Presentation: 11 “The people who went to California were not pioneers.”PowerPoint Presentation: 12PowerPoint Presentation: 13 “Well, all that changed in ‘52, ‘53, and thereafter.”PowerPoint Presentation: 14 California’s economy was no longer based only on gold mining .PowerPoint Presentation: 15 The economy of California became based also on agriculture and commerce .PowerPoint Presentation: 16 MORALITY NEWSPAPERS HOMEPowerPoint Presentation: 17 HOMEPowerPoint Presentation: 18 “In 1855, there were more newspapers printed in San Francisco than in London!”PowerPoint Presentation: 19 HOME In ‘49, ‘50, and ’51 when the word HOME appeared in San Francisco newspapers, it was always in “caps.” HOMEPowerPoint Presentation: 20 MICHIGAN ILLINOIS HOME INDIANA MARYLAND PENNSYLVANIA GEORGIA FLORIDAPowerPoint Presentation: 21 By ‘52, ‘53, and ‘54, when the word HOME appeared in a San Francisco newspaper, people began to think of California .PowerPoint Presentation: 22 Home became California!PowerPoint Presentation: 23 “So, there are thousands of people who come to California, …”PowerPoint Presentation: 24 MAKING A COMMITMENTPowerPoint Presentation: 25 LAW and ORDER $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$PowerPoint Presentation: 26 Corporations want a stable society!PowerPoint Presentation: 27 “California gets Law and Order.” The people wanted Law and Order. Corporations demanded Law and Order!PowerPoint Presentation: 28 America is the most stable society in all the world! AMERICAPowerPoint Presentation: 29 ORDERLY BANKING SYSTEM ORDERLY LABOR SYSTEM ORDERLY SOCIETYPowerPoint Presentation: 30 That was California by 1856.PowerPoint Presentation: 31 As technology changed, morality changed, and life changed in California.PowerPoint Presentation: 32 “The people who went home, …”PowerPoint Presentation: 33 The Gold Rush changed this country.PowerPoint Presentation: 34 By 1854 there were many jobs to be had in California. START YOUR OWN FARM WORK IN A MINE GET A JOB ON A STEAMBOATPowerPoint Presentation: 35 Steamboats were assembled in San Francisco.PowerPoint Presentation: 36 SACRAMENTO 1849PowerPoint Presentation: 37 Steamboats earned as much as $40,00 a month profit!PowerPoint Presentation: 38 Opportunities were available in all forms of enterprise! TRANSPORTATION COMMERCE FARMING MINING SHIPPING BANKING CONSTRUCTIONPowerPoint Presentation: 39 California offered a chance, “to be what you dare not be at home.”PowerPoint Presentation: 40 “If you’re scared of failure, then you’ll not take the risk that’s required in order to succeed.”PowerPoint Presentation: 41 “And, I know the Gold Rush taught people in California not to be afraid of failing.” I can try this! I can try that!PowerPoint Presentation: 42 The fear of failing in California is not so great as it would be back home. NO GRANDFATHERS NO AUNTS NO COUSINSPowerPoint Presentation: 43 And it was the “willingness to fail” that was the key to success.PowerPoint Presentation: 44 “And, it is true today, …”PowerPoint Presentation: 45 ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES and CHOICESPowerPoint Presentation: 46 IMPLICATIONS for TODAY’S LIVINGPowerPoint Presentation: 47 WRITING the BOOKPowerPoint Presentation: 48 TO HAVE SEEN THE ELEPHANT I’ve been there! I have seen the elephant! I have seen it all!PowerPoint Presentation: 49 “Implied in that,…” TESTED DISAPPOINTED CAUSED ANGUISHPowerPoint Presentation: 50 1948-1981PowerPoint Presentation: 51 “It totally, absolutely, completely Changed My Life!” STEEL BUSINESS LIVING in CHICAGOPowerPoint Presentation: 52 “I wanted to finish this book.”PowerPoint Presentation: 53 “In 1952 I wanted to write that book.”PowerPoint Presentation: 54 HOW to do THAT?PowerPoint Presentation: 55 “I’ve got to go to California.”PowerPoint Presentation: 56 “I came here to work the mines of the libraries.” THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY THE BANCROFT LIBRARY THE SACRAMENTO LIBRARYPowerPoint Presentation: 57 “Once I got here, my life was made over.” MARRIED PhD. PROFESSOR MUSEU M MAGAZINE “I was always working on the book.” LIBRARY HISTORICAL SOCIETYPowerPoint Presentation: 58 “I was always finding more diaries, …” MORE LETTERS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHINGPowerPoint Presentation: 59 “I’ll finish this book!” 1952! 1953! EVERY YEAR!PowerPoint Presentation: 60 It was mortifying! ONE BOOK!PowerPoint Presentation: 61 62PowerPoint Presentation: 62 I had to develop a self-confidence. 2. The book became better.PowerPoint Presentation: 63 “It did become a better book.”PowerPoint Presentation: 64 “The elephant for me was finishing the book.”PowerPoint Presentation: 65 And to see the elephant means, … Don’t give up! Stay to your task! And you’ll succeed! Determine your purpose!PowerPoint Presentation: 66 “The elephant stood symbolically for the whole business of gold seeking. When a San Franciscan told a friend that he’d about decided to ‘see the elephant’, he did not mean that he was going on a toot, but that he intended to take a flier at the mines.” No SoundPowerPoint Presentation: 67 There are several versions of what the phrase, “I have seen the elephant.” meant to the gold seekers and how it originated. One story goes like this: A man was returning home in his wagon loaded with food which he had just purchased in one of the gold rush towns. As he traveled the road, there approached a circus which had as its main attraction an elephant. The man’s horse became frightened when the elephant drew near, and the horse bolted and ran away, scattering broken eggs and other groceries along the road. The miner, who had never seen an elephant, said to his fellow goldseekers, “I don’t care, I have seen the elephant.” No SoundPowerPoint Presentation: 68 Dr. J. S. Holliday writes in his book, The World Rushed In , “As the universal expression of the gold rush, seeing the elephant symbolized the great adventure of going to California to dig a golden fortune. On the way “the elephant” revealed himself in the many unexpected difficulties and dangers that beset the goldseekers, and to see the elephant became the expression for suffering a severe ordeal, facing one’s worst expectations, overcoming the meanest realities; knowing the Truth.” No SoundPowerPoint Presentation: 69 Teachers: This concludes THE GOLD RUSH - Part 4. Please complete the assignments which relate to PART 4 . Your next assignment is to view THE HARD ROCK MINERS presentations. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.