Louisiana: Polity Style: 1804-2016

1 Oct 1804 Territory of Orleans is organised as a territory of the United States in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the Senate 18 Feb 1804, House of Representatives 17 Mar 1804), signed into law 26 Mar 1804, and taking effect on a date prescribed by Sec. 16 of the said act (Statutes at Large, 2:283-289) [1]
1 Oct 1804 - 30 Apr 1812 Territory of Orleans
30 Apr 1812 admitted to the United States under the name of the State of Louisiana in accordance with an act passed by the Congress of the United States (passed by the Senate 1 Apr 1812, House of Representatives 20 Mar 1812), signed into law 8 Apr 1812, and taking effect on a date prescribed by Sec. 6 of the said act (Statutes at Large, 2:701-704) [2]
30 Apr 1812 Constitution of the State of Louisiana, passed by the Constitutional Convention of the Territory of Orleans (22 Jan 1812), becomes operative upon approval by the Congress of the United States as stated in An Act for the admission of the state of Louisiana into the Union, and to extend the laws of the United States to the said state (Statutes at Large, 2:701-704)
30 Apr 1812 - State of Louisiana [3]
26 Jan 1861 secedes from the United States in accordance with an ordinance passed by the Convention 26 Jan 1861 (Louisiana Convention 1861, 17-18, 130-131, 230-231) [4]
8 Feb 1861 forms a part of the Confederate States of America when the Constitution for the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America is approved by the Congress and becomes immediately operative (Journal of the Confederate Congress, 1:39; Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, 1-8)
25 Jul 1864 the ordinance of secession of 1861 is declared to have been null and void, resolution of the Constitutional Convention (Louisiana Constitutional Convention Journal 1864, 168-169; Louisiana Constitutional Convention Debates 1864, 620-621) [5]
9 Jul 1868 re-admission to the United States is completed when the provisions of An Act to Admit the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, to Representation in Congress took effect for Louisiana immediately upon the passage of a resolution approving Amendment XIV to the Constitution of the Unites States by the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana (Statutes at Large, 16:73, 16:703; Louisiana Session Laws, 1868, 3-4)

[1] Full title: An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories and providing for the temporary government thereof.
[2] Full title: An Act for the admission of the State of Louisiana into the Union, and to extend the laws of the United States to the said state.
[3] Also in official use (French): État de la Louisiane
[4] Full title: An Ordinance to dissolve the union between the State of Louisiana and other States, united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America"
[5] The resolution of 25 Jul 1864 affected only the territories of the State of Louisiana controlled by the government, supporting the United States.
Last updated on: 04 Mar 2014 11:43:21