Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by an admixture of 18th century French, Spanish and African cultures that they have been considered somewhat exceptional in the U.S. Before the American influx and statehood at the beginning of the 19th century, the territory of current Louisiana State had been a Spanish and French colony. In addition, the pattern of development included importing numerous Africans in the 18th century, with many from the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture.
Louisiana in Trail of Glory
Louisiana had been admitted to the United States just months before the outbreak of the War of 1812. By 1814, as a peace was on the horizon, Britain hoped to make some final in-roads in Louisiana, specifically the city of New Orleans before the war ended. These efforts culminated with the Battle of the Mississippi, which saw the British decisively defeated.