Napoleon's Presence In The New World: A Case Study

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Napoleon had plans to re-establish France’s presence in the new world. After losing the French and Indian war France was forced to give up its land. New Orleans and Louisiana west of the Mississippi was ceded to Spain and Canada was ceded to Britain. And when Napoleon rose to power he was determined to get the territory back. However, when Monroe arrived in France he found out that Napoleons plans unraveling at an alarming rate. The French army had been sent to suppress an uprising of slaves in their territory of Saint Domingue but were decimated by yellow fever and now another war with Britain was on the horizon. Napoleon was advised that keeping hold of the Louisiana territory would be more trouble than it was worth and in the event that

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