Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion
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Why was New Orleans important to the US, Spain, and France?
Important for trade, controlled the lower Mississippi
What country had the Louisiana Purchase first? Why did they give it up?
Spain, they couldn't keep Americans out
What country did the US get the Louisiana Purchase from?
How did we get the Louisiana Purchase?
France got territory from Spain in a treaty, France (Napoleon) needed money for war against British, sold New Orleans and Louisiana territory to US
Who were the individuals involved in the Louisiana Purchase?
Jefferson, Monroe, Livingston, Napoleon
What was the result of the Louisiana Purchase?
Doubled size of US
Strict vs. Loose Constructionist?
How you interpret the Constitution-
Lewis and Clark?
Map, survey, catalog what was out in the new territory; had help from Sacagawea; 1804-1806
Pike's Peak; opened trade with Spain in the west; was captured by Spain but then released
Violations of US neutrality in the war of 1812?
Britain/France stopped US ships to search for weapons; Britain and France at war with each other
A country forcing a country's citizens to fight for them; Britain did this to US
The Embargo Act?
Jefferson response to British violations of neutrality; US ships can't go to foreign ships can't enter US ports; crippled US economy
British interference in the Northwest Territory?
Continued to supply weapons to Native Americans
Shawnee Indian Chief; with brother Prophet united Native Americans vs. US settlers
William Henry Harrison?
Governor of Indiana Territory; led troops to defeat Prophet in the Battle of Tippecanoe
Called for war with Britain in response to continued interference in our affairs
What did Great Britain do to the White House?
Britain burned the White House
What did Britain do to Ft. McHenry
Bombarded Ft. McHenry for 25 hours; National Anthem was made by Francis Scott Key
Battle of New Orleans?
After the war ended with the treaty of Ghent; Andrew Jackson was the hero
Outcomes of the War of 1812?
National pride, increased manufacturing, lowered resistance by Native Americans, young country believed it could survive