Celebrate La.’s 200th birthday
Louisiana was admitted as the 18th state of the Union nearly 200 years ago this April.
Since then, Louisiana has not only grown economically, but culturally as well. Reflecting on its origins as a colony under both French and Spanish rule, Louisiana’s path to becoming a state was not easy.
According to louisianabicentennial2012.com, federal law required citizens of a newly admitted territory to apply to Congress for statehood.