Why was the early West considered a "crossroads of culture"? - HELPP

A Mexico originally owned the land, so the cultures of Americans, Mexicans, and Native Americans were all present in the West.

B The California Gold Rush brought in people from all over the world, which resulted in cultural diffusion among the settlers there.

C California was known to accept many forms of religion and ethnicities, so people from different cultures migrated there to start new lives.

D Those settlers who brought slaves with them to the West created cultural interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and themselves.

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