The Lousiana Purchase

The Lousiana Purchase

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  • These Americans need to stop trading with the French. I know how to stop them!
  • We'll take their men and make them work on our ships!
  • The US believed that the Canadians would welcome the American soldiers as their liberators and together they would overthrow the British. WRONG! Many US citizens had been loyalists during the American Revolutionary War and immigrated to Canada to remain under British rule
  •  The United States declared war on Britain and their military forces invaded Canada.
  • BURN!
  • Once the war began, there was much land fighting. The British tried to capture New Orleans and the cities on the Chesapeake Bay. They even set fire to the White House in Washington, DC.
  • As the war continued, Americans were winning battles and eventually the British agreed to commence peace negotiations.
  • Peace Treaty of Ghent
  • End of War
  • No New Land BUT.....
  • cheap British goods
  • Outcome of the War
  •  factory growth, agricultural expansion, exports increase
  • internal improvements: road and water transportation
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