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The city is named after Philippe II, Duc d'Orleans, Regent of France. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is well known for its multicultural heritage, cuisine, architecture, music, and its annual Mardi Gras and other celebrations and festivals.
Napoleon sold the territory of Orleans to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The region grew rapidly with influxes of Americans, French, and Creole French. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated on large plantations outside the city.
During Haitian Revolution of 1804, many refugees both white and free people of color arrived in New Orleans, often bringing slaves with them. Around 90 percent of the new immigrants settled in New Orleans.
During the War of 1812, the British sent a force to conquer the city New Orleans. The Americans decisively defeated the British troops in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.
As a major port, New Orleans had the principle role of any city during the antebellum era in the slave trade. Its port carried huge quantities of goods for export from the interior and import from other countries to be traded up the Mississippi River.
The Mississippi river was filled with steamboats, flatboats and sailing ships. New Orleans, at the same time, had the most prosperous community of free persons of color in the South, who had happened to be educated and middle-class property owners.
The population of the region increased rapidly in the 1830s, and by 1840 New Orleans had become the wealthiest and third-most populous city in the nation.
The City had the largest slave market in the nineteenth century. Two-thirds of the more than one million slaves brought to the Deep South via the forced migration of the internal slave trade.
The money produced by sales of slaves in the Upper South has been estimated at fifteen percent of the value of the staple crop economy.
As of education in the City, New Orleans maintains a vast network of schools and education centers throughout the region. But, following Hurricane Katrina, the state of Louisiana took over most of the schools within the system.
Nearly 20 new charter schools have been started since the storm, educating 15,000. New Orleans Public Schools is the city's school district and one of the area's largest schools. The School is widely recognized as the lowest performing school district in Louisiana.
The region has approximately 200 parochial schools, the majority of which is run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. The emergence of parochial schools has been both a cause and a consequence of the troubles in the public schools.
However, the apparent low quality of public schools in New Orleans has encouraged middle class families to educate their children in private or parochial schools.
Other than schools, a large number of institutions of higher education exist within the city. These institutions include the city's major private institutions such as Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans.
The University of New Orleans is regarded as a large public research university in the area. Among some of the leading historically black colleges and universities in the United States are Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
Louisiana State University Medical School is the state's flagship public university medical school. The Medical School also conducts research. The Lady of Holy Cross College, Notre Dame Seminary, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are several smaller religiously affiliated universities.
Other notable schools in Greater New Orleans include Delgado Community College, the William Carey College School of Nursing, the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, Herzing College, and Commonwealth University.
As of recreational activities taking place in New Orleans, the city hosts the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Bowl, and the Zurich Classic, a golf tournament on the PGA Tour each year.
Moreover, the region has often played host to major sporting events that have no permanent home. Such games are the Super Bowl, ArenaBowl, NBA All-Star Game, BCS National Championship Game, and the NCAA Final Four.
New Orleans is unparalleled in it's ability to attract the lovers of arts and culture. It's citizens get to enjoy the Sports, Concerts and Theater events. The bands playing in New Orleans are world class and invite and avid audience seeking world class fun. The numerous stadiums in New Orleans are a gathering place for the lovers of sports. The tickets to such events and also to the theater events in New Orleans are truly amazing.