Old State Capital Rotunda, Louisiana. The Louisiana's Old State Capitol is a building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States that housed the Louisiana State Legislature from the mid-19th century until the current capitol tower building was constructed in 1929. After being gutted by fire in the Civil War, the state house was totally reconstructed by architect and engineer William A. Freret, who is credited with the installation of the spiral staircase and stained glass dome.
Mike Johnson elected to Congress easily in north Louisiana
12/10/16 Congratulations! Mike Johnson is Elected to Congress easily in north Louisiana! A state representative for two years, Mike Johnson is considered one of the most conservative members of the Louisiana Legislature.
January 1861 When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the union known as the United States of America. The secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states -- Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of…