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Lousiana purchase-War of 1812 flash cards

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? It doubled the size of it.
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. No products could be shipped down to markets without going through New Orleans. Meaning they wouldn't be able to sell a majority of their goods.
The Louisiana Purchase was first explored by what expedition? The 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? The native people gave assistance in the form of food and other supplies and by supplying guides and translators.
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 soldiers stopping american ships and taking anyone they thought were deserters from the British navy.
What is Manifest Destiny? The Idea held by the U.S that they were destined to expand from east to west across the continent.
Why did both Britain and France try to interfere with American maritime trade with each other in the early 1800’s? Because they didn't like the same goods going to the other side.
Besides stopping American ships on their way to trade with France, what else did the navy do to anger Americans? Told Americans in the west to hold there ground and attack Americans.
What made western Americans eager for war with Britain? Because they had told Native Americans to resist there expansion and attack american settlements in the west.
Why were Americans in New England against war with Britain? Because they'd lose money if they went to war.
What was America’s worst defeat during the War of 1812? When the British captured Washington and burned the white hous
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 dismissed.
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