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Strangers on Their Native SoilOpposition to United States' Governance in Louisiana's Orleans Territory, 1803-1809$
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Julien Vernet

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037535

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037535.001.0001

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(p.152) Conclusion
Strangers on Their Native Soil

Julien Vernet

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It first identifies the three stages of protest against territorial government in Orleans Territory. It then argues that the evolution of the three stages of the protest movement must be understood in the context of Jefferson’s plan for Louisiana. While Jefferson made small concessions to Louisianans on the issues of representation, slaves, land, and laws, he let nothing interfere with his plan to see Louisiana incorporated as an American state in an “empire of liberty.” This was Jefferson’s goal from the outset and he considered the rights and privileges of Louisianans as subordinate to this goal.

Keywords:   Orleans Territory, territorial government, Louisiana, Thomas Jefferson

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