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the hills region
northern, highest regions, roughest terrain, pine tree farms
the terraces region
made up natural levee areas, flat prairies, woods
located along Louisiana border with gulf of Mexico treeless region with water and grass
which geographic features makes location of new orleans so important and why?
it is located at the mouth of the mississippi river and it provides access to important waterways
what are some industries the louisiana succeeds in due to its location to the gulf coast?
oil and shrimp shipping oiling seafood production
identify the physical features of bayou
flat low lying body of water part and marshy wetlands
what is a hurricane
coastal erosion flooding extreme wind violent storm that forms over the atlantic and starts during summer and fall
what are some potential negative effects of oil drilling?
destruction of seafood leading economic for business
what effect did the mississippi river has on the state of louisian?
influence of trade due to location coastal erosion due to levees
how did la salle contribute to the exploration of louisiana?
explored river trying to establish a colony
how did iberville?
claimed land of louisiana after la salle failed
how did st.denis?
explored red river establishe city of natchez
why was natchitoches important to
history of louisiana?
first permanent settlement of louisiana
why were ssome of the stuggles with establishing the colony of louisiana?
food shortages, attacks by native americans, tried to take indians as slaves, very expensive stuggled with new enviroment
explain how the colony of louisiana changed hands during 1700s and early 1800s
french colony-french proprietorship-french colony- spanish colony
how did french and spanish colonists influence the religion of the louisiana area?
catholic brought religion over
what was antonio ulloas role in the colony of louisiana ?
first spanish governer
explain the purpose of the french and indian war and identify three effects of the war.
fought over territory in canada acadians were expelled from nova scotia
what was napoleon bona parts role in the transfer of louisiana territory from french to united states?
a french leader who sold the land to the us
what was thomas jeffersons role in the transfer of louisiana territory from french to united states?
president of the us who authorized the purchase of louisiana
why did thomas jefferson desire to have the city of new orleans within his control?
expand the us, still wanted nola, to control shipping
how much was the louisiana purchase made for? how did it change the boundaries of the us?
15 million, the rockys were now the western border
what was william c c claibornes role in the louisiana territory?
first governor of la territory
how did the florida parishes eventually become part of the louisiana territory?
part of louisiana bc the americans who lived
lots of the outdoors men stuff, has many lakes, wildlife, rolling hills
center of state, rural people lived on farms
cajun country acadiana
cajun heritage , cajun french catholics, small towns, mostly wetland
greater new orleans
largest city in state, many different cultures, low elevation
old plantation homes, la capital
which culture primarily influenced the creation of jambalaya ?
what is cajun? explain the series of events that led to cajuns living in louisiana
a member of community in bayou area, and acadian exiled
churches in the area were parishes names
a celebration brought to nola by french
civil code of law
similar to napoleons law code
what was the was of 1812 and why was ir sometimes called the second war of independence?
a battle between us and british and us wanted to keep independence over land
what was andrew jacksons role and legacy during after the war of 1812?
helped defend nola
what was the treaty of ghent?
a peace treaty that declared that there was no clear winner
explain why the battle of new orleans was fought after the war of 1812 had technically ended.
slow mail and after the war fought they received the treaty of ghent
why was the specific location of new orleans so significant during the battle of new orleans?
located near mississippi river which made it potential trading port.
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