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The area is also prone to frequent thunderstorms, especially in the summer. The entire state averages over 60 days of thunderstorms a year, more than any other state except Florida. Louisiana averages 27 tornadoes annually.
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Tornadoes are more common from January to March in the southern part of the state, and from February through March in Louidiana northern part of the state. Owing to its location and geology, the state has high biological diversity.
Some vital areas, such as southwestern prairie, have experienced a loss in excess Sex date Louisiana 98 percent. The pine flatwoods are also at great risk, mostly from fire suppression and urban sprawl. Such a system would consist of a protected system of core areas linked by biological corridors, Wives want nsa AZ Tempe 85283 as Florida is planning.
Louisiana contains a number of areas which, to varying degrees, prevent people from using them. One of Louisiana's largest government-owned areas is Kisatchie National Forest. It is someacres in area, more than half of which is flatwoods vegetation, which supports many rare plant and animal species.
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Historic or scenic areas managed, protected, or otherwise recognized by the National Park Service include:. Louisiana operates a system of 22 state parks, 17 state historic sites and one state preservation area. Louisiana hasacres, in four ecoregions under the wildlife management of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheriess.
The Nature Conservancy also owns and manages a Louisianw of natural areas. The Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System provides a degree of protection for 51 rivers, streams and bayous in the state.
It is administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is the state government organization in charge of maintaining public transportationroadways, bridges, canalsselect Sex date Louisianafloodplain management, port facilities, commercial vehicles, and aviation which includes 69 airports.
The Intracoastal Waterway is an important means of transporting commercial goods such as petroleum and petroleum products, agricultural produce, building materials and manufactured goods.
Figures derived from  the NTSHA show at least 25 persons in Louisiana were killed per year in motor vehicle collisions with non-fixed objects, Hot ladies seeking nsa Paris debris, dumped litter, animals and their carcasses. Louisiana was inhabited by Native Americans for many millennia before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century.
During the Middle Archaic periodLouisiana was the site of the earliest mound complex Sex date Louisiana North America and one of Sex date Louisiana earliest dated, complex constructions in the Americas, the Watson Brake site near present-day Monroe.
An mound complex, it was built about BP BC. These discoveries overturned previous assumptions in archaeology that such complex mounds were built only by cultures of Sex date Louisiana settled peoples who were dependent on maize cultivation.
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Nearly 2, years Loiisiana, Poverty Point rate built; it is the largest and best-known Late Archaic site in the state. The city of modern-day Epps developed near it. The Poverty Point culture may have reached its peak around BC, making it the first complex culture, and possibly the first tribal culture in North America.
The Poverty Point culture Sex date Louisiana followed by the Tchefuncte and Lake Cormorant cultures of the Tchula periodlocal manifestations of Early Woodland period. The Tchefuncte culture were the first people in the area of Louisiana Sec make large amounts of pottery. The Middle Woodland period started in Louisiana with the Marksville culture in the southern and eastern part of the state, reaching across Sex date Louisiana Mississippi River to the east around Natchez  and the Fourche Maline culture in the northwestern part of the state.
These cultures were contemporaneous with the Hopewell cultures of present-day Ohio and Illinoisand participated in the Hopewell Exchange Network. Trade with peoples to the southwest brought the bow and arrow. Sex date Louisiana the Baytown peoples built dispersed settlements, the Troyville people instead continued building major earthwork centers. Many Coles Creek sites were erected over earlier Woodland period mortuary mounds.
Scholars have speculated that emerging elites were symbolically and physically appropriating dead ancestors to emphasize and project their own authority. The Mississippian period in Louisiana was when the Plaquemine and the Caddoan Mississippian cultures developed, and the peoples Loouisiana extensive maize agriculture, cultivating different strains of the plant by saving seeds, selecting for certain characteristics, daet. The Plaquemine culture in datte lower Mississippi River Valley in western Mississippi and eastern Louisiana began in and continued to about Plaquemine culture was contemporaneous with the Middle ESx culture that is represented by its largest settlement, the Cahokia site in Illinois east of St.
At its peak Cahokia is estimated to have had a population of more than 20, The Plaquemine culture is considered ancestral to the historic Natchez and Taensa peoples, whose descendants encountered Europeans in the colonial era. By in the northwestern part of the state, the Fourche Maline culture had evolved into the Caddoan Mississippian culture.
The Caddoan Mississippians occupied dae large territory, including what is now eastern Oklahoma, western Arkansas, northeast Texasand northwest Louisiana. Archaeological evidence has Single wife seeking casual sex Dickson that the cultural continuity is unbroken from prehistory to the present. The Caddo and related Caddo-language speakers in prehistoric times and at first European contact were the direct ancestors of the modern Caddo Nation of Oklahoma of today.
Many current place names in Louisiana, including AtchafalayaNatchitouches now spelled NatchitochesCaddo, HoumaTangipahoa Louisiaba, and Avoyel as Avoyellesare transliterations of those used in Sex date Louisiana Native American languages.
InHernando de Soto 's expedition skirted to the north and west of the state encountering Caddo and Tunica groups and then followed the Mississippi River down to the Gulf of Mexico in Spanish interest in Louisiana faded away for a century and a half. In the late 17th century, French Loujsiana French Canadian expeditions, which included sovereign, religious and commercial aims, established a foothold on the Sed River and Gulf Coast.
With its first settlements, France laid claim to a vast region of North America and set out to establish a commercial empire and French Sex date Louisiana stretching from the Lohisiana of Mexico to Canada. By then the French had also built a small fort at Louiskana mouth of the Mississippi at a settlement they named La Balise or La Balize"seamark" Sex date Louisiana French.
A royal ordinance of —following the Crown's transfer of the Illinois Country 's governance from Canada to Louisiana—may have featured the broadest definition of Louisiana: The settlement of Natchitoches along the Red River in present-day northwest Louisiana was established in by Louis Juchereau de St. Denismaking it the oldest permanent European settlement in the Copenhagen adult personals.
women seeking sex Sex date Louisiana of Louisiana. The French settlement had two purposes: Sex date Louisiana settlement soon became a flourishing river port and crossroads, giving rise to vast cotton kingdoms along the river that were worked by imported African slaves. Over time, planters developed large plantations and built Sex date Louisiana homes in a growing town. This became a pattern repeated in New Orleans and other places, although the commodity crop in the south was primarily sugar cane.
Louisiana's French settlements Sex date Louisiana to further exploration and outposts, concentrated along dste banks of the Mississippi and its major tributaries, from Louisiana to as far north as the region called the Illinois Countryaround present-day St.
The latter was settled by Dae colonists from Illinois. Initially, Mobile and then Biloxi served as Sex date Louisiana capital of La Louisiane. Recognizing the importance of the Mississippi River to trade and military interests, and wanting to Sex date Louisiana the capital from severe coastal storms, France developed New Orleans from Sex date Louisiana the seat of civilian and military authority south of Need a lonely ladies to drink with and chill Great Lakes.
From then until the United States acquired the territory in the Louisiana Purchase ofFrance and Spain jockeyed for control of New Orleans and the lands west of the Mississippi.
In the s, German immigrants settled along the Mississippi River, in a region referred Loisiana as the German Coast. France ceded Sex date Louisiana of its territory to the east of the Mississippi to Great Britain inin the aftermath of Britain's victory in the Seven Years' War generally referred to in North America as the French and Loisiana War.
The rest of Louisiana, Milf dating in Girdler the area around New Orleans and the parishes around Lake Pontchartrainhad become a colony of Spain by the Treaty of Fontainebleau The transfer Loiusiana power on either side of the river would be delayed until later in the decade. Induring Spanish rule, several thousand French-speaking refugees from the region of Acadia now Nova ScotiaNew Brunswick, and Prince Edward IslandCanada made their way to Louisiana after having been expelled from their homelands by the British during xate French and Indian War.
They settled chiefly in the southwestern Louisiana region now called Acadiana. The Spanish, eager to gain more Catholic settlers, welcomed the Acadian refugees, the ancestors of Louisiana's Cajuns. InFrench financier Antoine Crozat obtained a monopoly Sx commerce in La Louisianewhich extended from the Gulf of Mexico to Louiskana is now Illinois. Starting intraders began to import slaves in higher numbers; two Daet ships, the Du Maine and the Aurorearrived in New Orleans carrying more Sex date Louisiana black slaves coming from Africa.
Previous slaves in Louisiana had been transported dare French colonies Sex date Louisiana the West Indies. By the end ofNew Orleans counted 1, inhabitants, of whom about half were slaves.
InBeautiful older ladies looking sex encounter Yonkers French government issued a law called Sex date Louisiana Code Noir "Black Code" in English which "regulate[d] the interaction of whites [blancs] and blacks [noirs] in its colony of Louisiana  which was much larger than dte Sex date Louisiana state of Louisiana.
The law consisted of Free horney women personals Brasilia articles, which regulated religion in the colony, outlawed "interracial" marriages those between people of different skin color, the varying shades of which were also defined Sex date Louisiana lawrestricted manumissionoutlined legal punishment of slaves for various offenses, and defined some obligations of owners to their slaves.
The main intent of the French government was to assert control Lpuisiana the slave system of agriculture in Louisiana and to impose Sex date Louisiana on slaveowners there.
In practice, the Code Noir was exceedingly difficult to enforce from afar. Some priests continued to perform interracial marriage ceremonies, for example, and some slaveholders continued to manumit slaves without permission while others punished slaves brutally.
Article II of the Code Noir of required owners to provide their slaves with religious education in the state religion, Roman Catholicism. Sunday was to be a day of rest for slaves. On days off, slaves were expected to feed Lets meet af area take care of themselves.
During the s economic crisis in the colony, owners had trouble feeding their slaves and themselves. Giving them time off also effectively gave more power to slaves, who started cultivating their own gardens and crafting items for sale as Sexy women want sex Vidalia own property.
Sex date Louisiana began to participate in the economic development of the colony while at the oLuisiana time increasing independence and self-subsistence. Article VI of the Code Noir forbade mixed marriages, forbade but did little to protect slave Sex date Louisiana from rape by Louisinaa owners, overseers Sex tonight in Spokane other slaves.
On balance, the Code benefitted the owners but had more protections and Sex date Louisiana than did the institution of slavery in the southern Thirteen Colonies. The Louisiana Black Code of made the cruel punishment of slaves a crime, but owners Louisiqna overseers were seldom dafe for such acts. Fugitive slaves, called maroons, could easily hide in the backcountry of the bayous and survive in small settlements. The word "maroon" comes from the French "marron," meaning "feral" or "fugitive. Sex date Louisiana, it is impossible for lower Louisiana to get along without slaves and with the use of slaves, the colony had been making Sex date Louisiana strides toward prosperity Sex date Louisiana wealth.
When the United Louisiiana purchased Louisiana init was soon accepted that enslaved Africans could be brought to Louiziana as easily as they were brought to neighboring Mississippithough it violated U.Free Sex Chat District Heights Maryland
James Hillhouse and by the pamphleteer Thomas Paine to enforce existing federal law against slavery in the newly acquired territory,  slavery prevailed because it was the source of great profits and the lowest-cost labor. At the start of the 19th century, Louisiana was a small producer of sugar with a relatively small number of slaves, compared to Saint-Domingue and the West Indies. Ssx soon thereafter became a major Sex date Louisiana producer as new ESx arrived to develop plantations.
ClaiborneLouisiana's first United States governor, said that African slave labor was needed because white laborers "cannot be had in this unhealthy climate. The United States continued to protect the domestic slave trade, including the coastwise trade — the transport of slaves by ship along the Atlantic Coast and to New Orleans and other Gulf ports.
ByNew Orleans had the biggest Sex date Louisiana Vinegar bend AL bi horney wifes in the United States, which contributed greatly to the economy of the city and of the state. New Orleans had become one of the wealthiest cities, and the third largest city, in the nation.
During the decades after the American Revolutionary War, more than one million enslaved African Americans underwent forced migration from the Upper South to the Deep South, two thirds Louisoana them in the slave trade. Others were transported by their owners as slaveholders moved west for new lands. With changing agriculture in the Upper South as planters shifted from tobacco Sex date Louisiana less labor-intensive mixed agriculture, planters had excess laborers.
Many sold slaves to traders to take to the Deep South. Slaves were driven by traders overland from the Upper South or transported to New Orleans and other coastal markets by ship in the coastwise slave trade. After sales in New Orleans, steamboats operating on the Mississippi transported slaves upstream Sex date Louisiana markets Sex date Louisiana plantation destinations at Natchez and Sex date Louisiana. As the Deep South was developed for cotton and sugar in the first half of the nineteenth century, demand for slaves increased.
This resulted in a massive forced migration through the slave trade of more than one million African Americans from the Upper South to the Deep South. Many traders brought slaves to New Orleans for domestic sale, and byNew Orleans had the largest slave market in the country, was the third-largest city, and was one of the wealthiest cities.
Spanish occupation of Louisiana lasted from to Beginning in the s, waves of immigration took place from Saint-Dominguefollowing a slave rebellion that started in Over the next decade, thousands of migrants landed in ESx from Sez island, including Sex date Louisiana Europeans, free people of colorand African slaves, some of Louisians latter brought in by each free group.
They Sex date Louisiana increased the French-speaking population in New Orleans and Louisiana, as well as the number of Africans, and the slaves reinforced African culture in the city. The process of gaining independence in Sex date Louisiana was complex, but uprisings continued. InFrance pulled out its surviving troops from the island, having suffered the loss Sex date Louisiana two-thirds sent to the island two years before, mostly to yellow fever.
InHaitithe second republic in the western hemisphere, proclaimed its independence, achieved by slave leaders. When the United States won its independence from Great Britain inone of its major concerns was having a LLouisiana power on its western boundary, and the need for unrestricted access to the Mississippi River. As American settlers pushed west, they found that the Appalachian Mountains provided a barrier to shipping goods eastward. The easiest way to ship produce was to use a flatboat to float it down the Ohio and Sex woman brasilia Rivers to the port of New Orleans, where goods could be put on ocean-going vessels.
The problem with this route was that the Spanish owned both sides of the Mississippi below Natchez. Napoleon's ambitions Sex date Louisiana Louisiana involved the creation of a new Sex date Louisiana centered on daye Caribbean sugar trade. By the terms of the Treaty of Amiens ofGreat Britain returned ownership of the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe to the French.
Louiaiana looked upon Louisiana as a depot for these sugar islands, and as a buffer to U. In October he sent a large military force to take back Saint-Domingue, then under control of Toussaint Louverture after a slave rebellion. When Louisiaa army led by Napoleon's brother-in-law Leclerc was defeated, Napoleon decided to sell Louisiana. Jefferson authorized Robert R. Minister to France, to negotiate for the purchase of Louisana City of New Orleans, portions of the east bank of the Mississippi, and free navigation of the river for U.
An official transfer of Louisiana to French ownership had not yet taken place, and Napoleon's deal with the Spanish was a poorly kept secret on the frontier.
The closure of this vital port Sex date Louisiana the Sex date Louisiana States caused anger and consternation. Commerce in Sex date Louisiana west was virtually blockaded. Historians believe that the revocation of the right of deposit was prompted by abuses by the Americans, particularly smuggling, and not by French intrigues as was believed at the time.
President Jefferson ignored public pressure for war with France, and appointed James Monroe a special envoy to Napoleon, to assist in obtaining New Orleans for the United States. However, on April 11,French Foreign Dats Talleyrand Louislana Livingston by asking how much the United States Free hot sex Kirksey Kentucky prepared to pay for Louisianw entirety of Louisiana, Sex date Louisiana just New Orleans and the surrounding area as Livingston's instructions covered.
Monroe agreed with Livingston that Napoleon might withdraw this offer at any Personal Allentown porn leaving them with no ability to obtain the desired New Orleans areaSex date Louisiana that approval from President Jefferson might take months, so Livingston and Monroe decided to open negotiations immediately.
English banker Alexander Baring conferred with Marbois in Paris, shuttled to the United States to pick up the bonds, took them to Britain, and returned to France with the money — which Napoleon used to wage war against Baring's own country. When news of the purchase reached Louislana United States, Jefferson was surprised. Jefferson's political opponents Sex date Louisiana the Federalist Party argued the Louisiana purchase was a worthless Looking for garden work, Sex date Louisiana and that the Constitution did not provide for the acquisition of new land or negotiating treaties without the consent of the Senate.
What really worried the opposition was the new states which would inevitably be carved from the Louisiana territory, strengthening Western and Southern interests in Congress, and further reducing the influence of New England Federalists in national affairs.
President Jefferson was an enthusiastic supporter of westward expansion, and held firm in his support for the treaty. Despite Federalist objections, the U. Senate ratified the Louisiana treaty on October 20, By statute enacted on October Loisiana,President Thomas Jefferson was authorized to take possession of the territories ceded by France and provide for initial governance.
Since the Louisiana Lpuisiana Sex date Louisiana never officially been turned over to the French, the Spanish took down their flag, and the French raised theirs. A similar ceremony was held in St. Sex date Louisiana on March 9,when a French tricolor was raised near the river, replacing the Spanish national flag.
Artillery marched his troops into town and had the American flag run up the fort's flagpole. The Louisiana territory was officially dahe to the United States government, represented Sex date Louisiana Meriwether Lewis.
The Louisiana Territory, purchased for less than 3 cents an acre, doubled the size of the Datee States overnight, without a war or the loss of a single American life, and set a precedent for the purchase of territory. It opened dae way for the eventual expansion of the United States across the continent to the Pacific.
Shortly after the United States took possession, the datd was divided into two territories along the 33rd parallel north on March Sex date Louisiana,thereby organizing the Territory of Orleans to the south and the District of Louisiana subsequently formed as the Louisiana Territory to the north.
Louisiana became the eighteenth U. From toLouisiana moved from a political system based on personality Louuisiana ethnicity Ssx a distinct two-party system, with Democrats competing first against Whigsthen Know Nothingsand finally only other Democrats.
Louisiana's secession was announced Sex date Louisiana January 26,and it became part of the Confederate States of America. The state was quickly defeated in the Civil Horny tech studentsCouple dating Venice result of Union strategy to cut the Confederacy in two by seizing the Mississippi.
Federal troops captured New Orleans on April 25, Because a large part of the population had Union sympathies or compatible commercial Sex date Louisianathe Federal government took the unusual step Sex date Louisiana designating the areas of Louisiana under Federal control as I want to eat hairy pussy Jarvis, Ontario state within the Union, with its own elected representatives to the U.
Following the Civil War and emancipation of slaves, violence rose in the South as the war was carried on by insurgent private dste paramilitary groups. Initially state legislatures were dominated by former Confederates, who passed Black Codes to regulate freedmen and generally refused to give Sxe vote.
They refused to extend voting rights to African Americans who had Generous guy for a stong woman free before the war and had sometimes obtained education and property as in New Orleans.
Following the Memphis riots of and the New Orleans riot the same year, the Fourteenth Amendment was passed that provided suffrage and full citizenship for freedmen. Congress passed the Reconstruction Act, establishing military districts Sex date Louisiana those states where conditions were considered the worst, including Louisiana. It was grouped with Louosiana in Sex date Louisiana was administered as the Fifth Military District.
Louisiaba Americans began to live as citizens with some measure of equality before the law. Both freedmen and people of color who had been free Sex date Louisiana the war began Srx make Sex date Louisiana advances in education, family stability and jobs. At the same time, there was tremendous social volatility Sex date Louisiana Luoisiana aftermath of war, with many whites actively resisting defeat and the free labor market. White insurgents mobilized to Sex date Louisiana white supremacyfirst in Ku Klux Klan chapters.
Bywhen federal forces were withdrawn, white Democrats in Louisiana and other states had regained control of state legislatures, often by paramilitary groups such as the White Leaguewhich suppressed black voting through intimidation and violence.
Following Mississippi's example ininthe white Democratic, planter-dominated legislature passed a new constitution that effectively disenfranchised blacks and people of color, by raising barriers to voter registration, such as poll taxesresidency requirements and literacy tests.
The effect was immediate and long lasting. Daetthere wereblack voters on the rolls and about the same number of white voters, in proportion to the state population, which was evenly divided. Many Naughty woman wants casual sex Kalamazoo New Orleans were descendants of Creoles of color, the sizeable population of free people of color before the Civil War.
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Because of disfranchisement, by there were only black voters less than 0. White Democrats had established one-party Democratic rule, which they maintained in the state for decades deep into the 20th century until after Congressional passage of the Voting Rights Dage provided federal oversight and enforcement of the constitutional right to vote.
In the early decades of the 20th century, thousands of African Adte left Louisiana in the Great Migration north Sex date Louisiana industrial Sexy women want sex Plattsburgh for jobs and education, and Loiisiana escape Jim Crow society and lynchings.
The boll weevil infestation and agricultural problems cost many sharecroppers and farmers their jobs. The mechanization of agriculture also reduced the need Loyisiana laborers. Beginning in Sex date Louisiana s, blacks went West to California for jobs in its expanding defense industries.
He was elected to office on populist appeal. His public works projects provided thousands of jobs to people in Sex date Louisiana, and he supported education and increased suffrage for poor whites, but Long was criticized for his allegedly demogogic and autocratic style.
He extended patronage control through every branch of Louisiana's state government. Especially controversial were his plans Sex date Louisiana wealth redistribution in the state.
Long's rule ended abruptly when he was assassinated in the state capitol in Mobilization for World War II created jobs in the state. But thousands of other Sex date Louisiana, black and white alike, migrated to California for better jobs in its burgeoning defense industry. Many African Americans left the state in the Second Great Migration Beautiful older ladies looking casual encounter Bozeman, from the s through the s to escape social oppression and seek better Sex date Louisiana.
The mechanization of agriculture in the s had sharply cut the need for laborers. They sought skilled jobs in the defense industry in California, better education for their children, and Sexy wife want casual sex Tonawanda in communities where they could vote.
In the s the state created new requirements for a citizenship test for voter registration. Despite opposition by the States Rights Partydownstate black voters had begun to Sex date Louisiana their rate of registration, which also reflected the growth of their middle classes. In the state established the Louisiana State Sovereignty Commissionto investigate civil rights activists and maintain segregation. Violent attacks on civil rights activists in two mill towns were catalysts to the founding of the first two chapters of the Deacons for Defense and Justice in late and earlyin Jonesboro Casual sex date sydney Bogalusarespectively.
Made up of veterans of World War II and the Korean War, they were armed self-defense groups established to protect activists and their families.
Continued violent white resistance in Bogalusa to blacks trying to use Louisiaana facilities infollowing passage of the Sex date Louisiana Rights Act ofcaused the federal government to order local police to protect the activists.
The 1, black citizens were still suppressed by segregation and disfranchisement. Because of better opportunities elsewhere, from toblacks continued to migrate out of Louisiana, for a net loss of more than 37, people. Based on official census figures, the African-American population in Sex date Louisiana at 1,, a net gain of more than 46, people compared to During the Sex date Louisiana period, some people Sex date Louisiana to migrate to cities of Married lady looking sex tonight Brant New South for opportunities.
On May 21,the Nineteenth Amendment to the United Sex date Louisiana Constitutiongiving women full rights to vote, was passed at a national level, and was made the law throughout the United States on August 18, Louisiana finally ratified the amendment on Xate 11, Due to its location on the Gulf Coast, Louisiana has regularly suffered the effects of tropical storms and damaging hurricanes.
In AugustNew Orleans and many other low-lying parts of the state along the Gulf of Mexico were hit by the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. Officials had issued warnings to evacuate the city and nearby areas, but tens of thousands of people, mostly African Americans, stayed behind, many of them stranded. Many people died and survivors suffered through the damage of the widespread floodwaters. In Augustan unnamed storm dumped trillions of gallons of rain on southern Louisiana, including the cities of Denham SpringsSx RougeGonzales, St.
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According to the United States Census5. According to the US census estimates, the population of Louisiana in was: The major ancestry groups of Louisiana are African Sex date Louisiana As of The largest denominations by number of adherents in were the Catholic Church with 1,; Southern Baptist Convention with ,; and the United Methodist Church withNon-denominational Evangelical Protestant congregations hadmembers.
Protestants are concentrated in the northern and central parts of the state and in the northern tier of the Florida Parishes. Because of French and Spanish heritage, and their descendants the Creoles, Sex date Louisiana later Irish, Italian, Portuguese and German immigrants, southern Louisiana and the greater New Orleans area are predominantly Catholic.
Since Creoles were the first settlers, planters and leaders of the territory, they have traditionally been well represented in politics.
For instance, most of the early Girl what fuck Suffolk Park were Creole Catholics. As of [update] both Senators and the Governor were Catholic. The high proportion and influence of the Catholic population makes Louisiana distinct among Southern states. Jewish communities are established in the state's larger cities, notably New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Inbefore the Hurricane Katrina, its population was about 12, Louisiana was among the southern states with a significant Jewish population before the 20th century; Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia also had influential Jewish populations in some of their major cities from the 18th and 19th centuries. Later in the 19th century, German Jews began to immigrate, Sex date Louisiana by those from eastern Europe and the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Benjamin —who represented Louisiana in the U. InLouisiana was ranked as one of the most small business friendly states, based Sex date Louisiana a study drawing upon data from over 12, small business owners.
Industry generates chemical products, petroleum and coal products, processed foods and transportation equipment, and Sex date Louisiana products. Tourism is an important element in the economy, especially in the New Orleans area. The Port of South Louisianalocated on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rougeis the largest volume Sex date Louisiana port in the Western Hemisphere and 4th largest in the world, as well as the Sex date Louisiana bulk cargo port in the Sex date Louisiana.
New OrleansShreveportand Baton Rouge are home to a thriving film industry. Because of its distinctive culture within the United States, only Alaska is Louisiana's rival in popularity as a setting for reality television programs. Political subdivisions also levy their own sales tax in addition to the state fees. Property taxes are assessed and collected at the local level. As of Julythe state's unemployment rate was 5. Louisiana taxpayers receive more federal funding per dollar of federal taxes paid compared to the average state.
Neighboring states and the amount of federal spending received per dollar of federal tax collected were: Federal spending in and subsequent years since has been exceptionally high due to the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana is rich in petroleum and natural gas.
Petroleum Sex date Louisiana gas deposits are found in abundance both onshore and offshore in State-owned waters. Louisiana's natural gas reserves Ladies wants nsa Drifting for about 5 percent of the U. The recent discovery of the Haynesville Shale formation in parts of or all of Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Sabine, De Soto, Red River, and Natchitoches parishes have made it the world's fourth largest gas field with some wells initially producing over 25 million cubic feet of gas daily.
Louisiana was the first site of petroleum drilling over water in the world, on Caddo Lake in the northwest corner of the state. The petroleum and gas industry, as well as its subsidiary industries such as transport and refininghave dominated Louisiana's economy since the s.
Beginning inLouisiana was sued several times by the U.
Interior Departmentin efforts by the federal government to strip Louisiana of its submerged land property rights. These control vast stores of reservoirs of petroleum and natural gas. When petroleum and gas boomed in the s, so did Louusiana economy. The Louisiana economy Sex date Louisiana well as its politics of the last half-century cannot be understood without thoroughly accounting for the influence of the petroleum Sex date Louisiana gas industries.
Since the s, these industries' headquarters have consolidated in Houstonbut many of the jobs that operate or provide logistical support to the U. Gulf of Mexico crude-oil-and-gas industry remained in Louisiana as of [update]. List of United States Senators from Louisiana. 2 girls are better than onethe state moved the capital from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
DonaldsonvilleOpelousasand Shreveport have briefly served Sex date Louisiana the seat of Louisiana state government. Louisiana Sex date Louisiana California whose supreme Sex date Louisiana is seated in San Francisco are the only two states Sex date Louisiana high courts are not headquartered in the state capital. Louisiana has six congressional Loiusiana and is represented in the U. House of Representatives by five Republicans and one Democrat. Louisiana had eight votes in the Electoral College for the election.
It lost one House seat due to stagnant population growth in the Census. Louisiana is divided into 64 parishes Sex date Louisiana equivalent of counties in most other states. Most parishes have an elected government known as the Police Jury, dating from the colonial days.
It is the legislative and executive government of the parish, and is elected by the voters. Its members are called Jurors, and together they elect a President as their chairman. A more limited number of parishes operate under home rule charters, electing various forms of government. This include Sex date Louisiana, council—manager in which the council hires a professional operating manager for the parishand others.
The Louisiana political and legal structure has maintained several elements from the times of French and Spanish governance. One is the use of the term " parish " from the French: Another is the legal system Sex date Louisiana civil law based on French, German, and Spanish legal codes and ultimately Roman lawas opposed to English common law. Louisiana's civil law system is what the majority of nations in the world use, especially Sex date Louisiana Europe and its former colonies, excluding those that derive from the British Empire.
Although the Napoleonic Code and Louisiana law draw from common legal roots, the Napoleonic Code was never in force in Louisiana, dqte it Aberdeen fat woman fuck free pron enacted inafter the Datw Sex date Louisiana had purchased and annexed Louisiana in While the Louisiana Civil Code of has been continuously revised and updated since its enactment, it is still considered the controlling authority in the state.
Differences are found between Louisianan civil law and the common law found in the other U. While some of these differences have been bridged due to the strong influence of common law tradition,  the civil law tradition is still deeply rooted in most aspects of Louisiana private law.
Thus property, contractual, business entities structure, much of civil Loiisiana, and family law, as well as some aspects of criminal law, are still based mostly on traditional Roman legal thinking. InLouisiana became the first state to offer the option of a traditional marriage or a covenant marriage. To divorce under a covenant marriage, a couple must demonstrate Louisianw.
Marriages between ascendants and descendants, and marriages between collaterals within the fourth degree i. Same-sex marriages are now performed statewide.
Louisiana is a community property state. From toa Milf dating in Blevins when Louisiana had effectively disfranchised most African Americans and many poor whites by provisions of a new constitution,  this was essentially a Sex date Louisiana state dominated by white Democrats.
Elites had control in the early 20th century, before populist Huey Long came to power as governor.
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