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8th grade social studies project

Jean lafitte

joseph dardar

on 4 January 2013

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8-2 by:Joseph Dardar Jean Lafitte About pictures videos etc. videos He was a Pirate and most of the time a buisness man than a seafarer he practiced piratin with over 10 vessels patrolling and trading the waters of barataria bay south of new orleans he and his crew were best at raiding other vessels and islands for gold loot or booty do to so many trips of raiding new orleans forbidded trade with pirates he was known for getting himself out of trouble one time he did get introuble and didnt show up to trial and the governor put a bounty of 750 dollars on him and Jean put a bounty twice as much on the governor He was born around 1776 and died around 1823 he is remembered as one of the most succesful pirates of the early years of the 19th century the son of a French father and a Spanish mother He was four years younger than his more capable brother, Pierre Laffites became involved in a far-flung plot to attack Texas and Tampico; but the approach of a British fleet to attack New Orleans finally enabled Claiborne to break up Barataria in September 1814, and the plot against Mexico and Texas was suspended for a while. During the War of 1812, in September 1814, the British, attempting to gain a foothold in the lower Mississippi valley by seizing New Orleans, asked Laffite for help. Laffite, however, hoping to gain a pardon for his illegal activities and the restoration of his confiscated goods, opted instead to fight on the side of the United States. He supplied men, weapons, and his knowledge of the region, and during the battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, his followers helped the forces led by Andrew Jackson to secure an overwhelming victory. After the battle, Laffite and his brother attempted to regain the property they had lost at Barataria
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