Definition: something resolved or determined; decision

Explanation: Resolution connects to Chapter 9 and Jefferson for multiple reasons. Jefferson and the government resolved the issue of trade in New Orleans with the Louisiana Purchase. Another way it connects is because Britain resolved the war with France before the War of 1812 was over. The Treaty of Ghent resolved the War of 1812. They all are examples of resolving-another form of resolution.

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This picture of a handshake represents a resolution because when you resolve an issue or make a decision (business or otherwise) you shake hands to show agreement. If that gesture meant the same back then it would have been what Jefferson or the people helping him did at the end of their meetings.

The song We Can Work It Out connects to resolution and Chapter 9 because it shows how people can work together to solve a problem. An example of this is when the U.S. worked with France to resolve two issues they had. France needed money and the U.S. needed New Orleans to trade. They worked out a solution that could help both of them. Paul sings at the beginning of the song, "Try to see it my way, do I have to keep on talking 'till I can't go on..." It shows that he honestly wants to figure out a solution and work together to resolve the problem. The song is very positive and this line shows how the U.S. and France must have felt, "Life is very short, and there's no time, for fussing and fighting my friend." I think that shows how they felt because it shows that to get through our very short lives you have to "work it out!"

A line from the textbook that shows resolution is, "On Christmas Eve 1814 the two sides signed the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war." (Page 330) This encompasses resolution because it resolved the War of 1812.

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