3rd nine weeks exam review Louisiana History
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Who were the Know Nothing Party and why did they dislike immigrants?
american party; they thought that they took their job/people born in the U.S. should have more power than immigrants
What is Manifest Destiny?
The belief that the u.s was meant to spread all the way to the pacific ocean.
What two groups fought for political control of Antebellum La?
Americans and Creoles
Who were the Foreign French?
New French settlers
How was the Acadian Migration and Foreign French migration similar?
They were both fleeing warfare and political unrest.
What cities have been the state capital of La.?
New Orleans and Donaldsonville
What is Universal Manhood Suffrage?
allows all free white men to vote as long as they are 21 years of age
What political party opposed the Democrats in Antebellum La.?
What is a protective tariff?
Tax on imports that is so high Americans cannot afford to buy foreign goods
What invention increased the use of LA's waterways?
What were LA's main cash crops?
sugar and cotton
What type of jobs did urban slaves perform?
dock hand, day laborer, and run businesses
Why was September - April Slave selling season?
This avoided the hottest and disease prone months
How did slaves insure their culture survived?
through song and stories
Why did the legislature limit the rights of free people of color?
they were increasing in numbers and wealth so they restricted their rights
Why were Irish immigrants hired to dangerous jobs by slave owners?
they were less valuable than slaves
Why was Lincolns name left off the ballot in 1860?
he was against slavery so the 15 slave states left him off
What was the Goal of the Anaconda Plan?
a union strategy to squeeze the confederates into submission by controlling the Mississippi river.
Where was the longest siege of the Civil War?
Who had the nickname Beast?
Explain the idea of states' rights?
The principle that the rights of states should overpower rights of federal government
What two issues led to the creation of the Confederacy?
slavery and states' rights
Why did Southerners support slavery?
economic system was dependent on slave labor
Explain the Fugitive Slave Act.
requires all citizens to help officials and return escaped slaves
What is Sectionalism?
dividing the nation based on slaves or free
What was the result of the attack on Fort Sumter?
the union and confederacy went to war
What did the LA fighting tigers look like? How did they get their name?
made up of Irish and German immigrants that were ferocious with the enemy and wild off the battle field
What is the purpose of the Conscription Act?
a military draft for southern men
What is the last capital to surrender?
What are the purpose of the Black Codes?
use of naval forces to isolate a sea port and keep ships from entering or leaving
Who was the first African American to be elected to statewide office in LA?
oscar j dunn
What event marks the end of reconstruction?
federal troops withdraw
What amendment ended slavery?
Describe the Colfax Massacre? What started it?
a deadly riot of April 1873 it began when heavily armed white democrats tried to remove republican electees from the court house
How were Lincoln and Johnsons Reconstruction Plans similar?
they both focused on quickly reintegrating the rebel states
What does disenfranchise mean?
took away the vote
Who were carpetbaggers?
northerners who came south during reconstruction to gain power
Who were the Knights of the White Camellia?
a organization that created terror among potential black republican voters.
Who were the Redeemers?
democrats that saw themselves saving southern political control
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