New Orleans History

In this section, you can learn more about the history of New Orleans and Louisiana. There are 2 subject areas that you can visit. (You have already read a little about these subjects in your Linkages textbook): Louisiana History and the Louisiana Purchase.

Assignment: Read each assignment. To begin, click on a topic below.

1. The Louisiana Purchase Read the selection and answer the following questions:
a. Why was the Louisiana Purchase so important to the United States?
b. Why did Spain have to sell the territory back to France?
c. Why couldn't Napoleon keep the territory?

1. Louisiana History Read the selection and answer the following questions:
a. Write 3 major products that Louisiana produces.
b. Read the timeline. What important musical form was first performed in New Orleans?
c. What other products did New Orleans first produce?

Have Fun in New Orleans!

For more information about New Orleans:
New Orleans Connection
New Orleans On-Line
Louisiana Profiles



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