In this assignment you should provide brief answers to the following questions,


In this assignment you should provide brief answers to the following questions, all of which draw on Michael T. Pasquier’s article on the “Insurrection of 1768.” Your answers should be specific but can also be relatively brief. Two or three sentences per question should suffice:
1. Who does Pasquier suggest was most responsible for the origins of the Insurrection?
2. What does he suggest the real motives of those who led the insurrection were?
3. Even if the interests of a relatively small group were behind creating the discontent that led to the insurrection, why do you suppose its leaders circulated rumors among the petits gens and then invited the disgruntled settlers (Acadians and Germans) to New Orleans to participate in the events that led to Ulloa’s ouster? (you can speculate in answering this question.)
4. Why do you think O’Reilly chose to punish only the leaders of the revolt, and not the petits gens who had come to New Orleans to participate? (you can speculate in answering this question.)
5. The article concludes by noting how decades after these events took place, “a Creole elite reasserting their Gallic identity would lionize the rebels of 1768 as patriotic French martyrs.” Based on what you read in this article, was that a misrepresentation of the facts that initially drove the insurrection?


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