The population of san francisco, california, skyrocketed around 1850 for which of the following reasons? a. us victory in the spanish-american war
b. purchase of the alaskan territory from russia
c. discovery of gold in the sierra nevada
d. us victory over many american indian tribes
b.) supplies were scarce and demand was great. entrepreneurs provided the things the miners needed. that allowed the entrepreneurs to earn good profits.
to reach faster trade routed to india