The American colonies encountered a challenge during the American Revolution that resulted in a need for international support and diplomacy. America required an alliance with France in order to have a chance to defeat the British Empire. After France’s loss to its enemy, England during the Seven Years War and the American’s victory in the Battle of Saratoga, they now have a motive to support America’s fight for independence. In 1778, the French decided to join the Americans to help weaken the British’s Empire and to gain access to trading posts of the New World that they lost during the French and Indian War. Fortuneatly, the French were able to assist the American’s in holding off some British navy from the battles of the American Revolution.
Americans were looking for new land, so they traveled West. The land of the United States was only to the Mississippi River. On the west side of the Mississippi was the Louisiana Territory. This area belonged to spain. The Louisiana Territory went from the Mississippi River all the way to New Orleans.
As with all expeditions to the New World the reasons vary. Some came from across the sea in the hopes of finding riches or glory, others came to spread religion or to follow their own religion without proscoucation. Whatever the reason, all those who eventually made it through the first few years had something in common, support and numbers. Support came in many ways, supplies, food, money, help from the Natives or help from home. Although important, it was not what would ultimately make or break a settlement, instead it was numbers and manpower.
Fort Maurepas: The Conquest of Louisiana In the 1680s, Sieur de La Salle became the first European to discover the mouth of the Mississippi River. However, he failed to establish a permanent settlement there, so he left a letter to a group of Native Americans from the Mongoulacha tribe and told them to keep it until the French returned. Eventually, the dream of establishing a colony on the Mississippi River Valley would be fulfilled in Fort Maurepas.
In the seventeenth century life was harsh for the southern colonies. Many were killed due to diseases on the Chesapeake land, and families were so small that the men outnumbered the women. The tobacco economy used the American servants for hard labor, who wanted to become landowners and become wealthy in the future. Slaves soon began to be imported from Africa in the late 1600s, and became important for the economy. In the South, slaves died fast, but soon the numbers of them expanded by reproduction, and later they developed an African-American way of living.
In the fall of 1609, several hundred European settlers were struggling to survive on swampy Jamestown Island, riding out a brutal drought and hoping for boatloads of supplies. Evidence from waste pits suggests that the settlers, who first arrived on this land in May 1607, feasted on deer, turtles and sturgeon during their first year in the New World. They’d eat up all of the domestic stock-the dogs and the horses. They’d get down to eating rats and even poisonous snakes. As the winter wore on, scores of Jamestown's inhabitants suffered from diseases associated with malnutrition and contamination, including dysentery, typhoid and scurvy.
The primary purpose of the English settlement in Jamestown was economic incentives. England was concerned of the mighty enrichment of Spain due of their empire in America. Subsequently, they were wishful of obtaining gold and prosper their nation economically. However, they failed in achieving their goal and resulted negatively. In their first attempts most English settlers died during their voyage or because of shipwrecks.
President Thomas Jefferson is one of the best presidents. He is known as the Founding Father for the Declaration of Independence he helped write. Thomas Jefferson was a very popular man as soon as he became President. He lowered taxes, and he tried to reduce the federal budget. The Louisiana Purchase posed several significant moral dilemmas for President Thomas Jefferson.
Louisiana is a state in the southern region of the United States enriched with dozens of different cultures. The state is strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Spanish, Native American, Asian and African cultures. Native Americans first inhabited Louisiana in the early 16th-century. It wasn’t until 1528 that the first European explorers visited Louisiana. The first to visit Louisiana was the Spanish, who came on an expedition.
While colonists faced many hardships, America became a place where migrants could seek economic opportunity, religious freedom, and self determination. These three factors gave America the persona of being a land of opportunity, liberty, and ordeals. Coming from various diverse locations, immigrants traveled to America for the liberties in which the monarchy of England failed to provide. America was now the proverbial and ideal locality for acquiring one or all of the three ideologies sought out by colonists. In like manner, economic opportunity was abundant in America, such as in the colonies of Georgia and Pennsylvania.
History has been impacted by many choices made by high authorities throughout the world. In the United States, geographic factors influenced the government decision to make the Louisiana Purchase and pass the Proclamation of 1763. These decisions both benefitted and hindered the U.S. The Proclamation of 1763 was a conflicting time, despite the actions initially being thought of as a betterment for the U.S.