Laffite (or Lafitte), Jean(1780-1826), a privateer, smuggler, and patriot. Well-educated, handsome Laffite was the last of the famed buccaneers who plundered shipping along the Spanish Main (coastal seaway of the Caribbean).
WHAT'S INSIDE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR
- Prelude to War
- American Leaders
- Battles & Incidents
- British Leaders
- Documents & Artifacts
- Historical Landmarks
- Post-Revolutionary War
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.