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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
statehood and battle of new orleans
Terms in this set (33)
president at the time of the louisiana purchase. h approved the deal and used his constitutional power to sign treaties to buy land
President jefferson appointed lewis as governor of upper louisiana after the success of his transcontinental expedition with william clark.
appointed head of indian affairs of upper louisiana as a result of his exploration of the louisiana territory with meriwether lewis.
William Charles Cole Claiborne
acted as first territorial governor of lower louisiana from 1803 to 1812. a native of virginia and friend of president thomas jefferson, claiborne had previously served in congress and as governor of the mississippi territory.
a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars
an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. he is also well known for the huge role he played in the battle of new orleans.
in 1803, the united states purchased louisiana from _____ as part of the louisiana purchase.
initially, president jefferson had only wanted to buy ________ because of its importance as a port
however, french leader __________ wanted to sell the entire territory.
the purchase nearly______ the size of the united states.
the purchase price for the louisiana purchase was _______.
the entire purchase consisted of _____ square miles.
at first, louisiana was organized as the ___
territory of orleans.
the rest of the purchase was known as the ____
many settlers moving into louisiana were pushing for statehood but the law stated that a territory must have at least ____ residents before it could become a state.
in 1809 the territory of orleans sent a request for statehood to _____
___________ did not support this request because he did not believe that the creoles were ready for citizenship and he wanted more americans to move into the territory first.
congress did not take action on the first petition but by 1811, congress agreed to admit louisiana as the ___ state.
the statehood bill was signed by _____ on february 16, 1811
the official date for the statehood was set as ___
louisiana was the first state west of the _________ and part of the louisiana purchase to seek statehood.
the war of 1812 began on june 18, 1812 and ended december 24, 1814 with the ______. however, the final battle of the war was fought on january 8,1815 after the treaty had already been signed.
treaty of ghent
factors that led to the war of 1812 were foreign _______ policies, native americans were being armed by the________, u.s soldiers were being forced to serve on ________ navy ships, the british believed that the u.s wanted to occupy ______ , and the u.s. felt dishonored by the ____.
trade; british, british,canada; british
the peace treaty to end the war- the treaty of ghent named for a city in what is now _____- didn´t resolve what might have been the biggest cause of the war: the british wouldn´t agree to stop capturing american sailors and forcing them to serve in the british navy.
both britain and the united states spent approximately _____ on the war of 1812.
the _____ was the last major battle of the war of 1812. it happened on january 8, 1815.
battle of new orleans
the battle of new orleans took place directly after the signing of the treaty of ghent, before news of the treaty could reach the united states; the americans defended against an ___ on the new orleans, resulting in a major american victory
the entire battle lasted _______________.
less than an hour.
the ___________ brought all of louisiana´s citizens together to fight for the american cause.
battle of new orleans
even though the war was already over the battle of new orleans was not meaningless. it forcefully showed the ________ that the americans were willing to take on the worlds mightiest nation.
the period after the war of 1812 brought ________________ to louisiana. new orleans developed both economically and geographically.
growth and progress
new orleans turned into the _______ city in the south and one of the largest cities in the united states. this _____ became a vital part of the economy of the u.s.a.
____________ were created as a replacement for flatboats. it created a faster and more efficient way to transport goods out of new orleans.
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