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Chapter 8-LA

The people of Louisiana were pleased to learn of Texas independence from whom in 1836. Mexico
the 1803 purchase from France of almost 900,000 square miles of land in North America for $15 million Louisiana Purchase
the seat of government for a state or nation Capital
to add territory to an already existing governmental unit, such as city, state, or nation Annex
a privately owned ship that was armed and with the backing of a government, expected to capture ships of the government’s enemies Privateer
the practice of forcing sailors into service against their will Impressment
to use naval forces to isolate a seaport and prevent any ships from entering or leaving the port Blockade
Emperor of France after the French Revolution Napoleon
when Spain gave the Louisiana territory to France Treaty of San Ildefonso
all parishes east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans Florida parishes
Americans of English descent Anglos
led slave rebellion in St. Domingue and renamed St. Domingue to Haiti Toussaint L’Ouverture
governor of territory of Orleans, and the 1st governor of the state of Louisiana William C.C. Claiborne
leader of the privateers Jean Lafitte
war hero from the battle of New Orleans Andrew Jackson
the battle fought after “the second war of independence” Battle of New Orleans
free people of color gens de couleur libre
Who was the leader of the French government when the United States purchased Louisiana? Napoleon Bonaparte
According to the map, what river did NOT run through the Louisiana Purchase? Colorado River
According to the map, where does the Ohio River begin? Pennsylvania
According to the map, what was the eastern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase? Mississippi River
According to the map, how many states made up the United States when Louisiana was purchased? 18
According to the map, what country owned Florida at the time of the Louisiana Purchase? Spain
Why did the United States purchase Louisiana? The land gave western Americans access to the Mississippi River.
Why did France agree to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States? It needed money for a war with Great Britain.
What was an important consequence of the Louisiana Purchase? It provided for the future growth of the United States.
Many of the first Americans came to Louisiana from Kentucky.
What river in the Louisiana Territory was explored by Freeman and Custis? Red River
The only place east of the Mississippi River that was included in the Louisiana Purchase was New Orleans.
Why was the area known as the Sabine Strip called “no-man’s-land”? The land was a neutral zone.
How did the United States acquire West Florida? It annexed it.
Who was president of the United States when Louisiana became a state? James Madison
Who served as president of Louisiana’s first constitutional convention? Julien Poydras
What British action angered the Americans the most and ultimately resulted in the War of 1812? The British seized American sailors and forced them to serve in the British navy.
What advantage did the United States have in the War of 1812? The United States was fighting on its own soil.
What was unusual about the Battle of New Orleans? It was fought after the war had ended.
Which statement BEST describes the significance of the Battle of New Orleans? The Americans were willing to take on a mighty nation.
What treaty settled the issue of the boundary dispute between Louisiana and Spanish Texas? Adam-Onis
What fort was built at the boundary line between the United States and Spanish Texas? Fort Jesup
What benefit did the keelboat have over the flatboat? It could return upriver.
What obstacle posed the greatest danger for steamboat travel? overheated steam boilers
On what river was the Great Raft a problem? Red River
Who was responsible for clearing the Great Raft? Henry Miller Shreve
What group did NOT fight in Andrew Jackson’s army? U.S.national guard
What is the correct chronological order for the following events: 1. Battle of New Orleans was fought 2. Louisiana became a state 3. Louisiana Purchase was made 4. First steamboat arrived in New Orleans 3-4-2-1
The former French colony of Saint-Domingue is the present-day country of what? Haiti
The United States bought the Louisiana Purchase for how much? $15,000,000
When Louisiana became a state, what city served as its capital? New Orleans
To honor the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, a statue of Andrew Jackson stands in the center of the Place d’Armes, which is now called what? Jackson Square
The boundary dispute between Louisiana and Spanish Texas was settled by what treaty? Adams-Onis Treaty
Created by: Colleen Frazier