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Ch. 8 LA History

Louisiana from Colony to Territory to State

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a treaty negotiated by American representative Thomas Pinckney and signed in 1795 that gave Americans the right to trade and deposit goods in New Orleans; with terms to be renegotiated after three years Pinckney’s Treaty
the act of officially ending something (such as slavery) Abolition
a secret agreement between France and the Spanish king, first signed in 1800, by which Spain returned Louisiana to France Treaty of San Ildefonso
the 1803 agreement, negotiated by Americans James Monroe and Robert Livingston, through which the United States purchased all of Louisiana from France for $15,000,000 Louisiana Purchase
a treaty signed in 1819 that specified how much land (530,000,000 acres) the Louisiana Purchase added to the United States Adams-Onis Treaty
In the nineteenth century, a form of adventuring-of trying to interfere with or overthrow legitimate rule; today, using delaying tactics to put off or prevent passage of laws Filibustering
A combat between two persons, especially one fought with weapons in front of witnesses Dueling
the setting free of slaves by their masters Manumission
the practice by the British in the early 1800s of overtaking American ships at sea and pressing (forcing) common sailors into service; one factor that led to the War of 1812 Impressment
the major battle between Great Britain and the United States in the War of 1812, which took place on January 8, 1815; Andrew Jackson’s American troops defeated the British Battle of New Orleans
The group that formally elects the U.S. president and vice president Electoral College
The outcome of the presidential election of 1824, in which John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives, even though Andrew Jackson had won the popular vote Corrupt Bargain
Who was the leader of the French government when the United States purchased Louisiana? Napoleon Bonaparte
According to the map, what was the eastern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase? Mississippi River
How many states or parts of states were carved out of the Louisiana Purchase? 15
What country owned Florida at the time of the Louisiana Purchase? Spain
Why did Thomas Jefferson want to purchase New Orleans from France? He wanted to establish permanent access to the Mississippi River and control the port.
Which explains why France decided to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States? Napoleon’s failure to control Saint-Domingue rendered Louisiana useless to the French leader.
What was an important consequence of the Louisiana Purchase? It provided for the future growth of the US and gave them potential to become a world power.
Who became governor of the Territory of Orleans? William C. C. Claiborne
How was control of Louisiana related to Napoleon’s plan for Saint-Domingue? He intended to use LA and trade on the Mississippi river as a supply depot for Saint-Domingue.
Why did Burr challenge Hamilton to a duel? Because he wrote a newspaper article criticizing Burr for wanting to take over Mexico.
The only place east of the Mississippi River that was included in the Louisiana Purchase was what? New Orleans
How did Claiborne’s 1806 slave code differ from previous colonial codes? Allowed manumissions, but not coartacion.
How did the United States acquire West Florida? Annexed it, or incorporated into the US because they wanted to join.
After the 1811 Slave Revolt, what did they do to the slaves? Hung them and placed their heads on poles along the road to New Orleans to serve as a warning to others about rebellion.
After Louisiana became a state, who was elected the first governor? William C. C. Claiborne
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.
Although the British had many more trained soldiers, what one thing made them lose? The fog lifted and that made them easy targets for Jackson’s troops.
What was unusual about the Battle of New Orleans? It was fought after the war had ended.
Who was sent by the United States government to defend New Orleans against the British? Andrew Jackson
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 Treaty
Which event led Thomas Jefferson to take steps that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase? Spain repeatedly closed the Mississippi River to US shipping/trade.
What feature helped to form a natural boundary between Spanish and American lands in the late 1700s? Mississippi River
Which country controlled the Mississippi River at the port of New Orleans in the late 1700s? Spain
How was the port of New Orleans related to the economic success of the United States in the late 1700s? Its connection to the Mississippi River made both importing and exporting goods more profitable.
What 4 groups fought in Andrew Jackson’s army? Baratarians, Choctaws, LA militia, free people of color
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
What fort was built at the boundary line between the United States and Spanish Texas? Fort Jesup
What is the present-day country of former French colony of Saint-Domingue? Haiti
How much did the United States pay for the Louisiana Purchase? $15,000,000
Who was the president of the United States when the Louisiana Purchase was made? Thomas Jefferson
Which two territories were created from the Louisiana Purchase? Territory of Orleans and District of Louisiana
In order of admission into the United States, Louisiana is which state? 18th
What served as the capital of Louisiana when it became a state? New Orleans
Who was the leader of a group of smugglers who operated from a base along the Gulf Coast at Barataria Bay? Jean Lafitte
To honor the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, a statue of Andrew Jackson stands in the center of the Place d’Armes. What is that now called? Jackson Square
Which is the correct sequence of transfers of Louisiana to the United States? Spain to France then France to US
What was burnt down during the War of 1812? White House
How many British casualties were there in the Battle of New Orleans? 2000
What factor most likely influenced the decision by the United States Congress to admit Louisiana as a state? The Mississippi River flowed through Louisiana and would lead to increased United States transportation and trade.
Which 2 events had a direct impact on Louisiana becoming a state? 1) President Jefferson agreed to make the LA Purchase. 2) The U.S. military took control of West Florida
Which statement best explains how the Preamble to the LA Constitution of 1812 was similar to the Preamble of the United States Constitution? Both Preambles were written by representatives of the people.
Created by: Esther Landry