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LH Test Unit: 3
|What are the components of the Acadian Economy?
|Made dykes for farming hunted and fished, traded with Indians
|What crops did the early Acadian settlers grow to make a living?
|Sugarcane and cotton
|The Acadians mix/blended with what other cultures to form the Cajun Culture?
|Africans, French, Spanish and Indians
|What is another name for the Cajun Country region of the state? What are key features of that region?
|Acadiana has 22 parishes, catholic dominated by Cajun country
|What was the main source of labor due to the agricultural economy needs of Louisiana and what happened to it during the 1780’s and 90’s?
|Tell me about the group “gens de couleur libres”. What did they do in Louisiana under Spanish rule?
|Free people of color
|What are the major impacts of the Cabildo in Louisiana? Who created it?
|they overlooked illegal trade activity, they altered land grants to immigrants, made slave laws more open and tolerant, social change to New Orleans. Bloody O’Reilly
|What type of leader was Cadillac and who was the proprietor with him? Who did he replace and why?
|Rude and blunt; Crozat- he replaced beilvelle
|How did the Mississippi company plan to profit from Louisiana?
|Excusive trade for Canada and LA
|Why did Louisiana use trading outpost to trade with English, Spanish, and locals?
|France wouldn’t give them supplies
|What is New Orleans the perfect spot for in regard to economy? Why is it named New Orleans?
|Major trade port, duke of Orleans
|Iberville created the first successful colony where? How did he find the mouth of the Mississippi River?
|Fort marepaus and asked Indians
|What were the Spanish looking for when first exploring Louisiana?
|Gold and silver
|What are some ways that Bienville tried to improve the relationship between the French and Native Americans of the region?
|he encouraged trade, living with them, and learning their languages
|How did French interact with the Native Americans in the early years? How did this benefit the Native Americans? How did the Native Americans respond to the early French?
|friendly; traded with French for goods and tools; helped and protected the French
|Explain why the Cajun culture is starting to lose its distinctiveness today?
|less Creoles, youngsters are not being taught about the Cajun culture, losing our marsh land due to coastal erosion
|What was the big change for New Orleans under Spanish control? Economically.
|major port and smuggling
|Which crop did the Spanish suggest in Louisiana to try and make the colony more profitable? Did it increase?
|It grew tenfold
|Why did the French offer incentives to people to settle in Louisiana? What are examples of those incentives?
|stabilize colony; free land, safe from war, financial help, employment
|How did Africans come to Louisiana? Did the treatment of slaves change with the Spanish?
|Brought slaves had to work on tobacco fields, could buy freedom
|What was the original primary goal of the French explorers? What did LaSalle accomplish? LaSalle created Fort St. Louis…why?
|The north-west passage
|Why the they move from Fort Maurepas to Fort Louis?
|Bad land for farming
|Why did the British want to remove the Acadians?
|Sided with France thought they would commit treason
|How were the Acadians treated when they arrived in Louisiana?
|Very well, Spanish gave things and let them keep their customs
|What was life liking for Acadians after they moved to Louisiana?
|Live in houseboats hunted and fished
|Why did the French and British fight the French Indian War?
|Control of the Mississippi river
|Who took over after O’Reilly as the next Spanish governor and how did he impact Louisiana?
|What did John Law do for French colonization?
|formed MS Company, introduced paper money, formed government
|Why did Germans come to Louisiana?
|Why did the Caddo leave Louisiana?
|Got tired of fighting