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Louisiana Purchase

Louisiana Purchase Flashcards

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What President was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase? Thomas Jefferson
From what country did the US buy the Louisiana Territory? France
By how much did the Louisiana Purchase increase the size of the US? 828,000,000 square miles it doubled it size
Why was the Mississippi River vital to the development of the present-day states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee? The Mississippi was the only way to get goods from these areas to a port where they could be shipped to markets.
Why was New Orleans one of the most important cities on the North American continent. They were at the mouth of the river so they controlled it.
The Louisiana Purchase was first explored by what expedition? Lewis and Clark Expedition
What was the stated purpose of the expedition? To gather information about the plants, animals, and native people of the region
How were Lewis and Clark treated by the Native Americans they encountered? They helped them
What were the long-term results of the expedition? The expedition created great interest in the region, spurred many Americans to move into the territory, and increase knowledge of the flora and fauna of the American West.
What is impressment? The practice of British warships stopping American vessels and removing any American sailors they thought might be deserters from the British navy, forcing them to join the British
What is Manifest Destiny? term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. T
Why did both Britain and France try to interfere with American maritime trade with each other in the early 1800’s? These two countries were at war and didn’t want America to sell supplies to the other side.
Besides stopping American ships on their way to trade with France, what other action did the British NAVY take that angered Americans? They impressed American sailors. They encouraged Native Americans to attack American settlements in the western part of the country.
Americans in the western part of the new nation were especially eager for war with Britain. What British actions led westerners to agitate for war? The British encouraged Native Americans to resist American settlements in the western part of the country.
Why were Americans in New England against war with Britain? New England depended on trade with Britain and would lose money if the two nations went to war.
What was America’s worst defeat during the War of 1812? The British captured the city of Washington and burned the capital and the White House.
What battle was America’s most important victory over British forces? The Battle of New Orleans
What was the result of the war for the Federalist party? The Federalist Party demised.
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