We must see destinations in the French Quarter of New Orleans


Orleans Ballroom

Built in 1817, it was known theater and French Opera, but early visitors of New Orleans came here to see the magnificent and spectacular square balls.

NEW ORLEANS & # 39; slaveholders laws create a separate social class between whites and slaves that consisted of "free people of color." New Orleans & # 39; Laws slaveholders were based on "Code Noir" or French Black Code and the Spanish laws slaveholders. French law slaves got Sunday as their day of rest. The slave could work on other weekends and earn their own money. With the Spanish laws, he could buy the freedom of his master and become the "free colorful personality." As "free people of color" he could own property, earn money, buy something & # 39; u out of slavery, and even, ironically, buy and keep slaves. The census of 1830 in New Orleans, recorded that a total of 40 000 persons were 16,000 free people of color, and 700 of these slaves.

quadrangles balls were excellent in the evenings, where rich white men could meet lovely, eligible women quadrant, which would agree to be their lovers. The square was a man whose ancestry was 25% African and was forbidden by law to marry a white face. Marriage in the 1700s and 1800s was a very practical agreement based on money and social status rather than love. If the rich man was interested in love, he often sought him out of wedlock. If a rich man and a young lady Quadroon liked each other, the man had to convince shaperona quadrant or mother or other caregiver that he has enough money to keep her in the style of the rest of your life. a formal agreement was signed in which the man agreed to be the mistress of the house quads, buggies, furniture, money and other material things. Their children would have the name and have been educated in the best schools in America and Europe. quadrangles hostess will remain true to the rich man, whom she chose, but he could end the relationship if he wants. Notwithstanding the termination of the relationship, he still has to stick to its part of the contract.

Cathedral gardens

Behind the Cathedral of St. Louis is a lovely garden, which, unfortunately, is usually closed. The Cathedral has a long history of attempts to prevent people in the garden. Previously, it was an empty lot, which was a favorite place for duels for the young, hot gentlemen to address some insult, real or imaginary.

In the courtyard there is a marble obelisk that honors the sacrifice of 30 French soldiers who lost their lives, taking care of patients in New Orleans during the 1853 yellow fever epidemic year. In the early days of New Orleans, anyone with the means to do so have left the city in a hot summer. This is partly due to the climate, and partly – with plagues of yellow fever, which can be distributed without warning or reason. During these years, these plagues kill thousands, and others – no. Doctors do not know what caused yellow fever and how to treat it. Only a person susceptible to yellow fever; all animals feel immune to the disease. With a lack of medical tests, doctors could do little to study this disease. In 1881, a doctor came up with a new theory about the source of the disease, infected mosquitoes. This theory was bravely tested in 1901 by volunteers like John R. Kissinger, a private in the US Army, who allowed himself to become a "guinea pig" in a medical experiment. He allowed the infected mosquitoes to bite him until he is caught. He survived the fever but was limited to 12 wheelchairs. For his bravery and personal sacrifice that saved so many lives, Kissinger and other experimental volunteers received Congressional gold metal and a monthly pension in 1929.

Jackson area

The Spanish staged executions on Jackson Square from the beginning of his reign. After French King Louis XV gave the Louisiana colony to his cousin, the Spanish King Charles III of, French colonists of New Orleans very angry that they were made by Spanish colonists. These ideas were of American revolutionaries in revolt against England, but they were first expressed in North America by French colonists of New Orleans in 1768, 8 years before the American Revolution. The colonists overthrew the Spanish governor in a bloodless rebellion and were considering to create a form of self-government, when the Spanish reinforcements arrived in the person of Don O Reilly and his 2600 soldiers. New Orleans seemed to O & 39; Reilly without resistance. O & 39; Raleigh was sentenced to death by six leaders of the uprising. One of them died in prison. O & # 39; Reilly tried to pardon convicted of one of the rebels because of his youth, but rebel refused the pardon and decided to die with his comrades. These five rebels were killed on Jackson Square October 25, 1769 Spanish firing squad. People of New Orleans remembered these French rebel leaders by naming the street that runs along the river of the French Quarter, "Frenchmen Street" in their honor.

Today, the area – nice and beautiful part of the French Quarter. But during the reign of the French and Spanish area was the site of terrible executions. In 1754 the French soldiers on Ship Island MS under the command of an officer nicknamed Douri, a hard man who sold food and supplies, starving his people and forced them to make coal and lime, which he sold for personal gain. Some of his men fled to New Orleans and reported treatment Kerlereku governor. The governor believed in military discipline at all costs and sided Durie. He returned to the soldiers Duroux torture. A few days later soldiers were revolted and killed Duri. The rebels tried to escape to Georgia but were captured. Three leaders of the rebellion were sentenced to death in Armes.

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