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C e l e b r a t i n g L o u i s i a n a ’ s B i r t h d a y !. Created by Stacy Bodin, Dozier Elementary. On Monday, April 30, 2012, Louisiana will celebrate its 200 th year as a state. In 1812, it became the 18 th state in the union. . Louisiana!.

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!

Created by Stacy Bodin, Dozier Elementary

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On Monday, April 30, 2012, Louisiana

will celebrate its 200th year

as a state. In 1812, it became the 18th state in the union.

Louisiana!

You can see the Vermilion Parish Louisiana for Kids site here!

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Louisiana is now one of fifty states. Can you find Louisiana on this United States map? Click “enter” to see if you found the correct state!
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The state capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge. Before the capital was in Baton Rouge, the capital cities were New Orleans and Donaldsonville.

Click on the red button to see the current Louisiana Capitol building.

Louisiana!

Baton Rouge

Grammar hint-When do you use Capitol and Capital?

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This is the State Capitol building. It was dedicated on May 16, 1932. Can you figure out how old this building is now?

This is where the state government officials meet in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana!

Photo by Jude Dubois

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There are many interesting facts and symbols in Louisiana. The state flag and state seal have the Louisiana motto “Union, Justice and Confidence” on them. Through the years, there have been different state flags and seals. These are the symbols right now.

The state flag has the pelican and a ribbon that displays the "Union, Justice, and Confidence“ motto.

The state seal is above. The seal has the words “Union, Justice, Confidence” on it.

the louisiana state flower is the magnolia
The Louisiana State Bird is the pelican.

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The Louisiana State Flower is the magnolia.

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Many groups such as the, Acadians, African Americans, Anglo-Americans, Spanish, Creoles, French, Germans, Irish-Scotsand Native Americans have all brought a wealth of culture and heritage to the state of Louisiana.

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The Governor is the leader in a state. Louisiana has had many leaders. Before Louisiana was a state, several men served as leaders during early French and Spanish occupation years (1699-1803) and through the Louisiana Purchase era (1803- 1812). Since 1812 (when Louisiana entered statehood), more fifty people have served as Louisiana Governors. (Note: In the picture are governors of the early years, the Louisiana Purchase era and those who have served state of LA. All of the men prior to statehood are before the boxed area that says "Louisiana Statehood”. Those after that box have served as State Governors.) To see the Governors, click on this link and go to the dated links to the left.
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There are several interesting facts about some Louisiana Governors. There are several time periods below with the Governors listed.

Governing Periods:

  • French Period - 1699-1766
  • Spanish Period - 1766-1803
  • French Interim Period - 11/30 - 12/20/1803
  • Statehood/Antebellum Period - 1812-1861
  • Confederate Governors - 1861-1865 (Civil War Era)
  • United States Wartime Military Governors - 1862-1865
  • Military Occupation Period - 1865-1877
  • Governors Since 1877

Louisiana!

More Governor Information, PowerPoints and Interactives here!

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William Claiborne moved to Louisiana in 1803 to oversee the transfer of the Louisiana Purchase to US control.

William Claiborne became the first elected Louisiana Governor when Louisiana officially became a US state in 1812. Claiborne Parish is named after him.

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The current Governor for the state of Louisiana is Bobby Jindal. He was sworn in as Governor on January 14, 2008 and re-elected in 2011.

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In 1812, when Louisiana entered Statehood, William C.C. Claibornewas elected as the 1stGovernor.

For Louisiana’s Centennial year in 1912, Louisiana had two Governors. Jared Young Sanders was finishing his term and left in May of 1912. On May 14, 1912, Luther E. Hall became the Governor. So in 1912. when Louisiana became 100 years old, the state had two Governors who actually served. Technically however, when Louisiana celebrated its Centennial on April 30, 1912, Jared Sanders was the Governor on that date.

During the 2012 Bicentennial year, Bobby Jindalwill be serving as the Governor.

William

Claiborne

Jared Young

Sanders

Luther

E. Hall

Bobby

Jindal

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Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long was shot in the state Capitol on September 8, 1935. He died two days later on September 10th. Governor Long was from Winnfield Parish. There is a statue in front of the State Capitol of Huey Long.

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Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis recorded the song “You Are My Sunshine” in 1940. It became the Louisiana State Song in 1977. Jimmie Davis was the Governor from 1944–1948 and again from 1960–1964.

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Edwin Edwards was elected and served four terms as Governor in Louisiana. He is the only person to serve as the leader of the state four times. He served his 1st term from 1972-1976. The 2nd term was from 1976-1980. His 3rd term ran from 1984-1988 and his final term was from 1992-1996.

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In Louisiana's history, the state has had one woman to serve as Governor. Her name is Kathleen Blanco. She served right before Governor Jindal. She was in office when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast states in 2005. Kathleen Blanco was born in Iberia Parish.

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In Louisiana's history, one African American has served as Governor. His name was Pickney Benton Steward Pinchback.
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The 1st Acadian Governor to serve the state of Louisiana was Alexandre Mouton. He was from Vermilionville (now Lafayette) and served from 1843-1846.

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In 1899, Erath and Gueydan were incorporated as villages. Governor Murphy J. Foster signed the proclamations. In 1999, both towns celebrated their 100th birthdays. Governor Mike Foster signed the Centennial Proclamations. Mike Foster was Murphy Foster’s grandson.
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New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana. It has attractions like the French Quarter and the Superdome.

Other major cities are Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Alexandria and Lafayette.

You can see a complete list of cities and towns here!

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The New Orleans Saints Football Team is a famous sports team in the state. The team was founded by John W. Mecom, Jr., David Dixon and the city of New Orleans. The Saints began to play at the Tulane Stadium in 1967. After the Superdome was built in the 70’s, the team began playing their home games there. The New Orleans Saints won their first Superbowl Championship on February 7, 2009.

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Louisiana’s economy stems from agricultural products like seafood, soybeans, cattle, cotton, sugarcane, poultry and eggs, dairy products, and rice. Oil, gas and tourism all play a role in Louisiana’s economy as well.

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Mardi Gras is a famous holiday that the entire state celebrates! The holiday is dubbed “Fat Tuesday.” There are parades, exhibits and fairs throughout Louisiana during Mardi Gras. Those attending parades often say “Throw me something Mister!” in an effort to catch doubloons, coins and other items.

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King Cakes are special sweet treats that are popular during the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana. They are decorated with green, purple and gold icing. There are many types of King Cakes now. Do you know what most king cakes have inside?

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Louisiana is famous for their state festivals. Many cities and towns host festivals, fairs and other events to promote Louisiana resources and holidays. Often pageants, contests, fairs and Fais do do’s are part of the celebration. A “fais do do” is a Cajun dance party.

You can hear how it is pronounced at Dictionary.com fais-do·do [fey-doh-doh]   Louisiana .a country dance party.

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Louisiana!

Some Louisianans are famous. Three famous musicians from Louisiana are Brittany Spears, Harry Connick Jr.and Louis Armstrong. There are other famous Louisianans as well. (See here!)

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Now…

Let’sAnswer

Questions!

Read each question with the class or at a center. To check the answer, hit “enter” and a red oval will pop up over with the correct answer. Good luck!

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • Baton Rouge is the current capital of Louisiana. Can you name another city in the state where the capital was?

A. Alexandria

B. Shreveport

C. New Orleans

D. Monroe

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  • Can you name the man who was the 1st governor of Louisiana when it became the 18th state in the nation?

A. William C.C. Claiborne

B. Huey P. Long

C. Bobby Jindal

D. Edwin Edwards

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  • Can you name the holiday that is dubbed "Fat Tuesday?"

A. Easter

B. Mardi Gras

C. Lent

D. Thanksgiving

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  • What is a famous dessert or treat that Louisianan's love to eat during Mardi Gras?

A. Cupcakes

B. Peppermints

C. Ice Cream

D. King Cake

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • What are the three words of the Louisiana motto? It is on the state flag and state seal.

A. “Union, Confidence, Who Dat"

B. “Union, Happiness, Confidence"

C. "Union, Louisiana, Justice"

D. “Union, Justice, Confidence"

c e l e b r a t i n g l o u i s i a n a s b i r t h d a y
CelebratingLouisiana’s Birthday!
  • Can you name the Louisiana state flower?

A. Rose

B. Magnolia

C. Ivy

D. Fern

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • Can you name the Louisiana state bird?

A. Duck

B. Cardinal

C. Pelican

D. Blue Jay

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • One Louisiana Governor was shot in the state Capitol building in 1935? Can you name this Governor?

A. Kathleen Blanco

B. William C.C. Claiborne

C. Huey P. Long

D. Edwin Edwards

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  • Louisiana has had one female Governor and one African American Governor. Can you name the two?

A. Kathleen Blanco and Pickney Benton Steward Pinchback.

B. Kathleen Blanco and Huey P. Long

C. Kathleen Blanco and William C.C. Claiborne

D. Kathleen Blanco and Edwin Edwards

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  • Can you name the two Louisiana Governors who both served during the state's Centennial year in 1912?

A. Jared Young Sanders and Luther Hall

B. William C.C. Clairborne and Bobby Jindal

C. Edwin Edwards and Bobby Jindal

D. Jimmy Davis and Kathleen Blanco

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  • Louisiana was the __________ state in the union.

A. 18th

B. 1st

C. 50th

D. 10th

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  • In what year did Louisiana enter statehood?

A. 2005

B. 1815

C. 1840

D. 1812

1812

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  • Can you name the largest city in Louisiana?

A. Lafayette

B. Baton Rouge

C. Shreveport

D. New Orleans

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  • Which Louisiana Governor recorded “You Are My Sunshine” in 1940?

A. Alexandre Mouton

B. Jimmie Davis

C. Edwin Edwards

D. Huey P. Long

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  • Did many groups bring their heritage and culture to Louisiana or was did it begin with just one particular group?
  • It was only one group.
  • It was because of many groups.
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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • Does tourism, seafood and crops bring money into the state of Louisiana?

A. Yes

B. No

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  • Can you name the Governor who will be in office during the Louisiana Bicentennial?

A. Kathleen Blanco

B. Bobby Jindal

C. Edwin Edwards

D. William Claiborne

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • Can you name the Governor who was in office when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast?

A. Kathleen Blanco

B. Bobby Jindal

C. Edwin Edwards

D. William Claiborne

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  • What is the name of the professional football team in New Orleans?

A. Cowboys

B. Saints

C. Bears

D. Patriots

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CelebratingLouisiana’sBirthday!
  • Name one thing that helps Louisiana’s economy. (Helps get money to the state.)

A. coconuts

B. snow and ice

C. sugar cane

D. lobsters

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THE

END

Louisiana!

Created by Stacy Bodin for Dozier Elementary as part of the Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration.

Photos from Wikipedia and Microsoft Images

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