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1 Important People in Louisiana History
Unit 3: Louisiana History 3rd Grade Photos from Wikipedia

2 A Spanish explorer who was the first to see the Mississippi River.
Hernando De Soto

3 A French explorer who named Louisiana for King Louis XIV.
Robert La Salle

4 Iberville and Bienville
French explorers who began settlements in Louisiana.

5 Thomas Jefferson The president of the United States in He bought Louisiana from France. This is known as the Louisiana Purchase.

6 Napoleon Bonaparte French ruler who sold Louisiana to the United States.

7 William C. C. Claiborne The 1st governor of the state of Louisiana

8 Henry Shreve An inventor and steamboat captain. The city of Shreveport is named after him.

9 Andrew Jackson Commander at the Battle of New Orleans.

10 Jean Lafitte A pirate who helped defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

11 PBS Pinchback The 1st African-American governor of a state.

12 Huey P. Long The governor that was responsible for free education, more hospitals, and roads in Louisiana.

13 PowerPoint Created by Katonya Beaubouef  from Herod Elementary in Vermilion Parish.
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