Devoid of gold and inhospitable, the regions of lower Mississippi are neglected
by the Spanish. In contrast, the French explorer Robert Cavelier of the Sala
descends the Mississippi in 1682 and gives the name Louisiana to the countries
crossed during this expedition, in the honor of Louis XIV. In 1699, Pedra o
Moyne de Iberville melts a first colony (now Oceano Springs), but this one has
only developed slowly due to the unhealthy environment.
privilege of commerce is attributed in 1717 to the Western Company founded by
Scottish financier John Law. The colony's demographic and economic expansion is
centered around commerce, slave trains and déportés. La New Orleans was founded
in 1718. Then, in 1731, Louisiana (a vast territory that stretches from the
Great Lakes to the Mississippi Delta) is placed under the direct tutelage of the
In 1762, however, France was initially to surrender western Louisiana to
Spain and, in 1763, won out of the Seven Years' War, the right bank of the
Mississippi to the United Kingdom, according to the terms of the Paris
treaty. Spanish Louisiana however is again assigned to France in 1800, before
finally being sold by Napoléon I ER to the United States in 1803.
Only southernmost part can retain the name Louisiana. On becoming April 30,
1812, the 18th American State was admitted to the Union. The river trade,
stimulated by the invention and use of the steamboat, makes New Orleans a cotton
port sufficiently influential to instill in the strong state an economic
However, the development of the railways, diverting a large part of the New
Orleans traffic to the ports of the Atlantic, begins a process of decline,
reinforced by the Sécession war (1861-1865). Very numerous plantations are in
effect devastated. About 140,000 slaves are freed, but Louisiana, a slave, joins
the southern Confederation from January 1861.
In May 1862, New Orleans is taken over by the northeastern amiral flocks
David G. Farragut; the emancipation of black slaves became effective only in
1868. Whites' adaptation to this new social treatment is more or less
successful, and bitterness and disturbance profoundly and lastingly mark the
political scene, which favors only reconstruction efforts economic.
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Universities in Louisiana
Tulane University in New Orleans
The private, non-denominational Tulane University in New Orleans was
founded in 1834 as the Medical College of Louisiana. Tulane University is the
largest private university in Louisiana and is a member of the Association of
American Universities, an association of research-intensive North American
universities. Tulane University is one of the best research universities in the
entire southern United States. Tulane University has several campuses in New
Orleans and some campuses in other countries, for example, Tulane Law Scholl
offers courses in Germany. Around 12,000 students are currently studying here.
Loyola University New Orleans
The private Loyola University New Orleans was founded in 1904, but was not
recognized as a university until 1912. Loyola University New Orleans is one of
the 5 best "regional universities" in the American South. The Marquette Hall,
which is well worth seeing, is located on the main campus of the university.
There are currently around 5,000 students studying at Loyola University New
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University is a network of several state universities in the
state of Louisiana. The main campus is located in Baton Rouge and is assigned to
the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College. It was
founded in 1860 and is the largest university in Louisiana with approximately
33,500 students, making it the largest university at Louisiana State University.
The campus covers an area of approximately 8.1 km² and, due to its location on
the Mississippi, is not only very relaxing for students.
Southern University is a network of several state universities in the state of
Louisiana. The main campus is located in Baton Rouge and is assigned to Southern
University and A&M College. Southern University and A&M College was founded in
1880, but in New Orleans. Approximately 10,500 students are currently studying
at Southern University and A&M College.