Racial antipathies were unimportant, and all parties were at least passively acquiescent when Louisiana became a part of the United States.
The lower classes, bullied by sabbatarianism and deprived of the old revels, were restive and hostile; but the educated middle class was with the preachers; so were many lesser country gentry; and the nobles, securing the spoils of the church, were acquiescent.
passive-aggressive personality This term refers to someone with an outwardly calm and acquiescent shell that hides inner anger.
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