The Napoleon House
The Napoleon House is one of the famous landmarks of the French Quarter. Its famous Spanish-Creole architecture has brought visitors from all over the world. The people who visit love the food and the atmosphere. It is named after the "former master of the world", Napoleon. He made a lot of money selling slaves in the city of New Orleans. Before he would sell the slaves in the city of New Orleans he would send them to a island off the cost of Louisiana called Haiti. This was done so the slaves would fatten up and become stronger for when they were sold. On this island there were many slaves but few soldiers. The conclusion was the slaves revolted. This was bad for Napoleon. His fortune on selling slaves was lost. So Napoleon sold Louisiana for fifteen million dollars in 1803. Napoleon was also a enemy to the British. This was also bad for Napoleon. The story goes that he was a captured prisoner on a secret British island. Ange Bossiere, a New Orleanean was going to lead a mission to save Napoleon from the British. when the right time came a pirate named Jean Jafite would sail a vessel to the secret island. Bossiere and others built the Napoleon House as a place to stay after rescue. Before the plan was carried out the famous Napoleon died, but the building is still known as the Napoleon House.
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