This year the State of Louisiana is marking it's Bicentennial 1812-2012. It's a rather big deal around these parts.
On that note the Louisiana Bar Association has really done a first class and interesting PDF on the legal history of the State that talks about the French influence on our law, the Hispanic viewpoint of the Bicentennial, an overview of our founding and history, and a lot of other fun stuff. If you are a teacher, homeschooler, or just interested in history its interesting and good read. Download here.