Louisiana – 50 States – US Geography

Louisiana – 50 States – US Geography


Louisiana is nicknamed the “Pelican State.”
That’s also its state bird. Pelicans and a wide variety of other birds call Louisiana
home – they enjoy the marshy swamplands, with plenty of fish, frogs, and crayfish to catch
for their dinner. The beautiful bayous of Louisiana are also known for the Spanish moss
hanging from the trees, and the occasional lurking alligator. The slow pace of the Louisiana
waterways is a contrast to the drama and pageantry to be found in the yearly Mardi Gras celebration
in New Orleans. New Orleans is also recognized as the birthplace of jazz, that distinctly
American form of music. Jazz great Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans. Tourists flock to
the area to hear the ever-evolving jazz music and to eat Cajun and Creole specialties you
just can’t find anywhere else. Louisiana was named after the French King
Louis XIV. In 1803, the US bought the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars.
This bargain included not only much of the territory that would become the state of Louisiana,
but also included Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, as well as parts of
8 other states and even a little bit of Canada. The French roots are still apparent everywhere
in Louisiana,from the French names for towns to the French dialects like Cajun and Creole
spoken by many residents. Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union on April 30th, 1812.

24 thoughts on “Louisiana – 50 States – US Geography

  1. Coco Bandicoot-"you forgot to put the birthplace of crawfish too"

  2. LOUISIANA is a CONFEDERATE STATE Illegally occupied by US – CSAgov. Org
    Tecnecally and legally a state of war STILL EXISTS between USA AND CSA because General Lee ONLY surrendered THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA WHERAS THE AUTHORITY to surrender GOVERNMENTS rests ALONE in a GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL THEREFORE until wither a formal surrender made by a government official or a formal peace treat concluded between USA AND CSA a formal state of war still exists between USA AND CSA until CONFEDERATE LIBERATION ERA!!!!!
    WE WILL HOLD ELECTIONS under our PRE1865 STATE CONSTITUTIONS AND OUR 1861 CSA CONSTITUTION This will fully restore our Confederacy of sovereign States/Nations Then PEACE TREATIES WILL BE SIGNED TO LIBERATE CONFEDERACY!!!!!
    OK!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE WILL LIBERATE CONFEDERACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. There's nothing great about Louisiana. Low per capita income, low high school graduation rates, low life expectancy, low well being, high unemployment, high poverty rates, high infant deaths, high obesity rates, and high crime.

  4. There is a city in Louisiana called Lafayette you will get it if you are in the Hamilton Squad #Ham4Fam ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†

  5. Most people get lost because of The end…I planned to move there I known nobody I see the wild life….

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