The Foreign Miners’ Tax Handout #1

The following are some of the topics you should focus on as you watch the video clip and read the articles:

1. When the Gold Rush occurred in relation to the end of the war.

2. The treatment of the Californios, Tejanos and others by the U.S. government after the war.

3. The circumstances that led to the Foreign Miners' Tax.

4. The impact of the Foreign Miners' Tax on the Californios.

5. The effect on a people when they lack political power.