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7th Grade Social Studies, Louisiana History, Ch. 6
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April 9, 1682
When did La Salle claim Louisiana for France?
What name did La Salle use for the Mississippi River?
The grace of God King of France and of Navarre, Fourteenth
La Salle made his claim in the name of the king. Write the name of the king as La Salle expressed it.
bays, ports, harbors, mines, fisheries
La Salle claimed "this country of Louisiana." He also listed many geographic details. List five:
Only if they were the first Europeans, this claim would be valid.
Why did La Salle believe it was important that they were the first Europeans to make this claim?
Their attitude made it apparent that they believed they were inferior and had no claim to the land.
What did this say about La Salle's attitude toward the inhabitants of this country?
They saw much opportunity with the natural resources of the colony.
La Salle mentions mines, minerals, and fisheries. How does this help explain the French economic plan for this colony?
La Salle dreamed of finding an _____ route to China.
_____ set out from Canada with _____, soldiers, priests, and Indians. They reached the mouth of the _____ River in 1682 and held a _____.
La Salle claimed all of the land drained by the Mississippi River for King _____ of _____.
La Salle named this land _____ in honor of the king.
There was a priest with La Salle's group because one purpose of the trip was to spread the official religion of France, which was _____.
La Salle returned to France to tell the king about his discovery. The king rewarded him with a small _____ of ships and _____ colonists and directed him to establish a new _____.
La Salle's return trip was a _____. The journey ended horribly when La Salle's men _____ and murdered him.
France's claim to the Mississippi River was a threat to _____ and _____. The Spanish government built a fort on the Gulf of Mexico at _____ to protect its claims.
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