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Louisiana Ratified a New State Constitution
December 8, 1879

In an effort to respond to the demands of diversity as well as to the events of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Louisianans revised and passed new constitutions 10 times between 1812 and 1921. On December 8, 1879, Louisiana ratified a new state constitution, and at the same time, moved the state capitol from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

Louisiana has a rich history with many different cultures playing a part. Do you know who some of those people were?

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