“Oh yes of course we will tell you, This is how it started. Me and Livingston here had been assigned to buy the New Orleans territory from France but little we knew that France needed money for the war that was about to fall on them. So they surprised us with the
It was signed jointly by Great Britain, France, and Spain. The French forces had spent a lot of money in aid to America, and the national debt swelled to 3.315 billion for the country of France. This followed with public unrest and a distrust in the French monarchy, which were all factors that started the course for the French Revolution. French officials saw an opportunity in the rebellion of Britain’s North American colonies to take advantage of their British rivals. As the members of the Continental Congress considered declaring independence, they also discussed the possibility and necessity of foreign alliances.
The French and the British both wanted to dominate the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. These rivers were used to provide trade routes for commerce.The French had constructed a number of forts in this region to strengthen their claim on their territories. In 1754 the fighting between the French and British began because the British wanted to settle colonies in the Ohio River Valley. The spark of the war was when General George Washington led an army against the French at Fort Necessity, but were defeated. Britain then declared war on the French.
Unit 2: Absolutism and Revolution Portfolio In this unit, you examined the American and French Revolutions. The American Revolution, sparked by conflict over British rule and influenced by Enlightenment ideas, broke colonial ties with a monarchy and yielded a new nation. The French Revolution, inspired by the American Revolution as well as the Enlightenment, freed French citizens from an absolute monarchy and secured equality before the law for all male citizens. In your unit study, you explored the causes and effects, characteristics, as well as the consequences, of each of these revolutions. What did they have in common?
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.
After the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which ended the Seven Years War between the French and the British as well as all of their allies, the French lost claim to all of their land. The English being the winners of the war claimed the majority, and what they did not seize was given to the Spanish for their support and help in the war. In 1802 France and Spain signed a secret treaty called The Treaty Of Ildefonso. Once the treaty was fulfilled, Spain gave the Louisiana territory back to France (“Background”). Napoleon had interest in Louisiana for the purpose mainly to ship supplies to the French colonies in the Caribbean islands but also as a source of food and trade.
In 1803, President Jefferson Stroke a deal with James Monroe to join Robert Livingston in assisting in the negotiations. Jefferson writes Robert Livingstone, “…we must learn at once whether we can acquire New Orleans or not.” This negotiations that President Jefferson ordered were for the purchase of New Orleans, and or part of Florida, and if that was not possible, then they would have to purchase only New Orleans, and if that was too not possible, they would try and secure the United States access to the Mississippi River and the port of New Orleans. Acquisition was apparently difficult because of the more powerful Napoleon. He was targeting to retake victory in the continent when he took power in
Alexis De Tocqueville was a french writer and an early observer of the American political culture during 1830 's. He came to America to answer the question, “Why are the Americans doing so well with democracy, while France is having so much trouble with it?” He identified a couple of factors that influenced America 's success like abundant and fertile land, countless opportunities for people to aquire land and make a
The idea of Manifest Destiny changed the American Landscape. But, you may think, is it possible for a spiritual belief and religious to have the ability to dramatically influence the manner in which a country is built and the way its people think? I can give you three elements on how I think this new way of thinking came to be. First, the Louisiana Purchase. In this transaction with France, signed on April 30, 1803, the United States purchased 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.
In 1803, Thomas Jefferson wrote a document to France to purchase western land, also known a the Louisiana Purchase. Jefferson was given the land from France, and wanted to study the new purchased territory. He sent out his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, he had much knowledge about the frontier. Lewis asked for help from William Clark, he also was a draftsman and frontiersman and had more knowledge than Meriwether. Both of the men made a plan to take a two-year trip to the ocean.
The French and Indian War, or the Seven Years War, began in 1754, as a result of conflict over territory and trade in North America. As both countries conquered the new land, letting their civilians settle there as colonists with the sole purpose of providing money for their homeland, they encountered the Ohio Valley; land that was assured to contribute to each of their imperialist motives. During the war where French troops allied with the native Americans against Britain, the laws given to the British colonies were left unmonitored, and the colonists evaded the strict taxation and rules against trading with other countries. However, when the war ended in 1763, resulting in a British victory, Britain was left a multitude of problems. This included the great national debt of approximately 122 million British pounds.