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Louisiana becomes American
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gave Americans free navigation of the Mississippi River and the right to trade at New Orleans
Movement to end slavery
Treaty of San Ildefonso
treaty in 1800 between Spain and France; transferred control of Louisiana to Napoleon
agreement in which spain gave up all of florida to the u.s.
release from slavery
forcing people into service, as in the navy
a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
a combat between two persons, especially one fought with weapons in front of witnesses
The Senate tradition of unlimited debate undertaken for the purpose of preventing action on a bill.
Refers to the presidential election of 1824 in which Henry Clay, the Speaker of the House, convinced the House of Representatives to elect Adams rather than Jackson.
How did Louisiana become French again
Napoleon convinced the Spanish to give it back (secret) Treaty of San Ildefonso
How did Louisiana become American?
President Thomas Jefferson sent Monroe and Livingston to bargain to purchase New Orleans. Napoleon offered to sell all of the territory of Louisiana instead.
What country did the US purchase Louisiana from?
How did the Louisiana Purchase affect the size of the United States?
It doubled the US
Who was responsible for acquiring Louisiana for the United States?
Who was put in charge after Louisiana became part of the United States?
General James Wilkinson and William C. C. Claiborne
Explain the positive and negative sides of choosing Claiborne as Louisiana's governor.
POSITIVE - convenient choice because he was already the governor of the Mississippi Territory
NEGATIVE - he did not speak any French or Spanish and so he couldn't communicate with most of the people living in LA at the time
What year did Louisiana become a state
What year did Louisiana become a territory
What year was the Louisiana Purchase
How did the Florida Parishes get their name?
They were originally a part of Spanish West Florida but declared their independence. When Louisiana becomes a state in 1812, the Florida Parishes were annexed as part of thestat
How was the port of New Orleans related to economic success in the US in the late 1700s?
The Americans living west of the Appalachians needed a way to send their goods to trade on the east coast and beyond.
What were the results of the Slave Revolt 1811?
Many slaves were killed in fighting, some were taken as prisoners and tried, 21 were hanged and then their heads were cut off and put on posts outside of the city of New Orleans as a warning to other slaves
What are two ways that Louisiana's government reflects it's Spanish and French heritage?
-Louisiana is the only state with "parishes" instead of "counties"
-Louisiana's 1808 Civil Code is based on the French Napoleonic Code
What are three things that changed under the Slave Code 1806?
> Slaves were no longer allowed the right of self purchase
àSlaves prohibited from making complaints against their masters
àCommitted crimes in public, they were tried in a separate system of courts that gave out harsh punishments
What was one of the major causes of the War of 1812?
Impressment - British navy ships would capture American ships and force the sailors into the British navy
Who is the hero of the Battle of New Orleans?
Why was the Battle of New Orleans unnecessary?
The Battle of New Orleans was fought after the peace treaty had already been signed and the war was over.
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