Years: Ca. 10,000 B.C. to ca. A.D. 1541 (the De Soto Expedition) and after for many tribes; Type of Government: Traditional; Description: Tribal leaders governed. Leadership was usually inherited.
French and Spanish rule was absolute ___ with limited local self-government in the colonies.
The French Kings ruled as absolute monarchs -- no ___ impeded their power.
The long sea voyage required to reach New France and Louisiana made limited local ___ a necessity during the time of French rule.
The Spanish Government used Louisiana as a staging ground against the ___ during the American Revolution.
Louisiana was briefly returned to France before ___ sold it to the United States in 1803.
After the Louisiana Purchase the United States made Louisiana a ___.
President Jefferson appointed ___ as the territorial governor.
Louisiana's leaders prepared for ___ and in 1812 Louisiana was admitted to the Union as the 18th state on April 30, 1812.
Anglo-Americans tended to support the ___ Party.
French Creoles usually backed the ___ Party.
During the period from statehood to Civil War (1812 to 1861) Louisiana was a representative democracy (also known as indirect democracy or a republic) but without universal ___ -- some (e.g., African-Americans and women) were not represented.
Initially only white males (including French Creoles) with considerable land were allowed to ___.
Areas conquered by the Union Army were placed under ___.
___ troops remained in Louisiana until 1877.
The right to vote was taken from ___ in the federal Reconstruction Act of 1867.
After 1867 ___ ran the state with muscle provided by Federal troops.
During Reconstruction most white southerners were not allowed to vote so elections were decided by ___ (northern opportunists that moved to the south after the war) and African-American men.
The ___ of 1877 saw the national Republican Party trade the Presidency for the end of Reconstruction in the South.
___ were not allowed to vote until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920.
___ men were legally entitled to vote after 1870 but poll taxes, intimidation, and violence prevented most from exercising their rights.
The ___ used racist propaganda to frighten poor whites into supporting their rule.
The Bourbons called themselves the "___" because they claimed that they had redeemed or rescued the state from rule by carpetbaggers and African-Americans.
Progressives and populists provided some political ___ to the Bourbons.
___ were socially liberal.
___ appealed to rural farm interests.
Huey Long had so much popular support he had almost ___ powers within Louisiana.
Huey Long's progressive populism brought him to power after the deliberate destruction of St. Bernard Parish in the Great Mississippi ___ of 1927 demonstrated the callous disregard of the rural poor by the New Orleans Bourbon elite.
The Scandals of 1939 saw many Louisiana officials imprisoned for corruption. Governor ___ was the highest ranking official to serve time.
The Louisiana ___ was the period of political scandals from 1935 to 1939.
The ___ Movement ushered in an era of increasingly representative democracy as African-Americans and others denied their civil rights saw those rights restored in practice as well as in theory.
In 1980 the Republican Party elected its first Governor, ___, since Reconstruction. Louisiana became a two-party state.
Louisiana elected its first woman Governor in 2003 with Democrat ___.
The first non-white governor since Reconstruction, Republican ___, was elected in 2007.