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SS 11/8/17

Term Definition
Pinckney's Treaty 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
abolition The act of officially ending something (such as slavery)
Treaty of San Ildefonso A secret agreement between France and the Spanish king, first signed in 1800, by which Spain returned Louisiana to France
The Adams-Onis Treaty A treaty signed in 1819 that specified how much land (530 billion acres) the Louisiana Purchase added to the U.S.
filibuster 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
dueling A combat between two persons, usually one fought with weapons in front of witnesses
manumission The setting free of slaves by their masters
impressment 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
Battle of New Orleans The major battle between Great Britain and the U.S. in the War of 1812, which took place on January 8, 1815; Andrew Jackson's American troops defeated the British
electoral college The group that formally elects the U.S. president and vice president
corrupt bargain The outcome of the presidential election of 1824, in which John Q. Adams was elected by the House of Representatives even though Andrew Jackson had won the popular vote
Napoleon Bonaparte The leader of the French government when the U.S. purchased Louisiana
the Mississippi River According to the map, what was the eastern boundary of the Louisiana Purchase?
17 states According to the map, how many states made up the U.S. when LA was purchased?
Spain According to the map, what country owned Florida at the time of the LA Purchase?
They wanted access to the Miss. River and N.O. Port Why did Thomas Jefferson want to purchase N.O. from France?
Napoleon's failure to control Saint Dominique Which explains why France decided to sell the LA Territory to the U.S.?
It gave the U.S. potential to become a world power and provided for future growth What was an important consequence of the LA Purchase?
Claiborne Who became governor of the Territory of Orleans?
He wanted to use LA to trade it for the river as a supply depot How was control of Louisiana related to Napoleon's plan for Saint-Dominique?
Hamilton wrote a paper and criticized Burr for wanting to take over Why did Burr challenge Hamilton to a duel?
The City of N.O. The only place east of the Miss. R. that was included in the LA Purchase was what?
It allowed manumissions How did Claiborne's 1806 slave code differ from previous colonial codes?
It was annexed How did the U.S. acquire West Florida?
They killed them and placed their heads on poles as a warning After the 1811 Slave Revolt, what did they do to the slaves?
Gov. Claiborne After LA became a state, who was elected the first governor?
Juliane Poydras Who served as president of LA's first constitutional convention?
impressim What British action angered the Americans the most and ultimately resulted in the War of 1812?
The fog lifted Although the British had many more trained soldiers, what one thing made them lose?
The battle started after the war ended What was unusual about the Battle of N.O.?
General Andrew Jackson Who was sent by the U.S. government to defend N.O. against the British?
The Americans were willing to take on the world power Which statement BEST describes the significance of the Battle of New Orleans?
Adams-Onis Treaty What treaty settled the issue of the boundary dispute between LA and Spanish TX?
The Spanish repeatedly closed the Miss. R. Which event led Thomas Jefferson to take steps that resulted in the LA Purchase?
The Miss. R. What feature helped to form a natural boundary between Spanish and American lands in the late 1700s?
Spain Which country controlled the Miss. R. at the port of N.O. in the late 1700s?
Its connection to the Miss. R. made importing and exporting profitable How was the port of N.O. related to the economic success of the U.S. in the late 1700s?
The LA militia, Choctaw Indians, free people of color, and Baratarians What groups fought in Andrew Jackson's army?
LA Purchase was made, first steamboat arrived in N.O., LA became a state, Battle of N.O. was fought What is the chronological order of these events: Battle of N.O. was fought, LA became a state, LA Purchase was made, first steamboat arrived in N.O.
Fort Jessup What fort was built at the boundary line between the U.S. and Spanish TX?
Haiti What is the present-day country of former French colony of Saint-Dominique?
$15 million How much did the U.S. pay for the LA Purchase?
Thomas Jefferson Who was the president of the U.S. when the LA Purchase was made?
Territory of Orleans and the district of LA Which two territories were created from the LA Purchase?
18th state In order of admission into the U.S., LA is which state?
New Orleans What served as the capital of LA when it became a state?
Jean Lafitte Who was the leader of a group of smugglers who operated from a base along the Gulf Coast of Barataria Bay?
Jackson Square To honor the hero of the Battle of N.O., a statue of Andrew Jackson stands in the center of the Place d'Armes. What is that now called?
From Spain to France, France to the U.S. Which is the correct sequence of transfers of LA to the U.S.?

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