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  Spain Closes the Lower Mississippi
Category:  Planning and Development, Transportation and Infrastructure
Brief Description:  In 1784 Spain closed the lower Mississippi to all foreigners, including Americans. The move was intended to slow the flood of Americans moving westward by depriving them of a major transportation route for their goods. Four years later, the Spanish partially lifted the restrictions by allowing Americans to ship goods to New Orleans upon payment of a 15% tariff.
Year:  1784
Decade:  1780 - 1789
Beginning Date:    1784
Ending Date:    1784



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