The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs.
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Louisiana Latitude Facts: 31.1801 and Louisiana Longitude Facts: -91.8749
United States People HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS 950,000 (2003 estimate)
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