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The symbol that flies over government building is the state ________.
flag
The symbol that makes documents official if the state _______.
seal
The state bird that flies in the skies is the Eastern brown __________.
pelican
The state tree with roots that run deep is the _______.
bald cypress
The state fish is the ______.
white perch
The state flower that brings beauty is the ________.
magnolia
The official ______ is the state of Louisiana.
name
Louisiana became an official member of the United States on _________.
April 30, 1812
Louisiana was named in honor of King _______ of France.
Louis XIV
Louisiana joined the nation in this order: ______.
18th
In order to join the nation, states have to ratify this: ________.
constitution
Louisiana's official _______ is the Pelican State.
nickname
The city where official business takes place in a state is called the _________.
capital
The building where a state's official business takes place is called the _________.
capitol
The state capital of Louisiana is ___________.
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge became the state capital in _______.
1849
The _________ caused Louisiana's capital to move from Baton Rouge to Opelousas and Shreveport before returning to Baton Rouge.
Cival War
At 34 stories, the Louisiana state capitol is one of the _______ public buildings in the country.
tallest
Louisiana has ______ branches of government.
three
The legislative branch is composed of the ______ and the House of Representatives.
Senate
The branch of government responsible for creating laws is the _______.
legislative
The head of the executive branch is the _________.
governor
The state Supreme Court is the highest level of the ______.
judicial
The executive branch is responsible for ________ laws.
enforcing
Louisiana's main border to the south is _________.
Gulf of Mexico
The state that lies to Louisiana's _______ is Mississippi.
east
The river forms part of Louisiana eastern border:
Mississippi
Louisiana's neighbor to the north is ________.
Arkansas
The state of Texas is on Louisiana's ____ border.
western
The Sabine River forms most of Louisiana's border with _______.
Texas
Driskill Mountain is the ______ spot in Louisiana.
highest
Driskill Mountain is 535 ____ (163 _____) high.
feet, meters
Near New Orleans is Louisiana's _______ point. It's 5 feet (1.5 meters) below sea level!
lowest
Louisiana's highest point is not that high compared to some states, but it is higher than any point in Delaware or _________.
Florida
All of Louisiana lies with the region called the Gulf ______ Plain.
Coastal
Topography is detailed _____ of land formations in an area.
mapping
Louisiana has 64 ______.
parishes
The city in each parish where the major government offices, such as the courthouse, are located is called the parish ________.
seat
The _______of Louisiana is located in East Baton Rouge Parish.
capital
Louisiana changed its local government divisions from counties to parishes in 1845 as a holdover to the state's days as a ________ colony.
Spanish
Plaquemines is the ________ in Louisiana.
easternmost
Calcasieu Lake divides _______ Parish.
Cameron
Natural resources are things that exist or are formed by _________.
nature
_________ make up about 15 million acres of Louisiana.
Forests
States often use their natural resources in _______.
manufacturing
Louisiana's deep-water ________ in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and South Louisiana are an important natural resource.
ports
Petroleum, natural gas, and crude oil are important _______ mined in Louisiana.
fuels
Louisiana leads the nation in the production of _______.
"Where's the pepper?"
salt
The _________ in Louisiana is usually mild and humid. Summers can be "muggy" and winters are generally cool.
climate
Louisiana's location near the ________ affects its weather greatly.
coast
July is the ________ month in Louisiana, with thunderstorms frequently occurring.
wettest
The _______ temperature ever recorded in Louisiana was 114 degrees F (46 degrees C) at Plain Dealing in 1936.
hottest
The _______ temperature ever recorded in Louisiana was
-16 degrees F (-27 degrees C) at Minden in 1899.
coldest
Hurricane and _______ storms sometimes strike Louisiana's coast, usually between July and September.
tropical
A _________ is a body of water stored for public use.
reservoir
The _____ river in the state is the Mississippi River.
longest
Lake Pontchartrain is Louisiana's largest _____ lake.
natural
Lake Pontchartrain is a brackish lake, which means its water is partly ________.
saltwater
To prevent flooding, many of Louisiana's rivers have _______, which are walls to help control raging water.
levees
Louisiana also has many _________, which are small, slow-moving inlets or outlests of a river, lake or sea.
bayous
I-12, I-55, and I-20 are major _______ highways.
interstate
Transportation was changed drastically when the first _________ arrived in New Orleans in 1812.
steamboat
Louisiana has two international _________ -one in New Orleans and one in Alexandria.
airports
More than 4,000 miles of ______ tracks cut acroos Louisiana.
railroad
The Old Spanish _______ begins in Houma and ends in Breaux Bridge.
Trail
Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest ______ in the world.
bridge
Hernando De Soto was the first _____ to see the Mississippi River. He saw it in 1541.
European
Louisiana was first claimed as a French _______ in 1682.
territory
Louisiana became a territory of the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana _______.
Purchase
Louisiana became a state in ________.
1812
In 1901, _________ was discovered near Jennings.
oil
The World Exposition was held in _________ in 1984.
New Orleans
The first American came to Louisiana across a frozen _________ of land from Asia down to what is now the United States.
bridge
The earliest people in Louisiana were _______ hunters who set up temporary camps across the land.
nomatic
Native Americans used shells and beads they called ______ as a form of money.
wampum
European settlers moved farther into native American lands, often making them sign _____ giving up thier homelands.
treaties
Indians in Louisiana sometimes built large earthen hills of dirt called ________ where they buried their dead.
mounds
Caddo, Choctaw, Chitimacha, and Atakapa are Indian ________ who lived in Louisiana.
tribes