Kansas (KS), USA

Kansas (KS)

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The U.S. state of Kansas, located on the eastern edge of the Great Plains, was the home of nomadic Native American tribes who hunted the vast herds of bison. It was later explored by French fur trappers who traded with the Native Americans. Most of Kansas became permanently part of the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.

When the Kansas Territory was opened to settlement by the Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 it became a battlefield that helped cause the American Civil War. Settlers from North and South came in order to vote slavery down or up. The free state element prevailed.

Kansas became the 34th state on January 29, 1861. This quickly led to violence, and the territory became known as “Bleeding Kansas.”



Modern Day Adjacent States

Kansas is bordered by Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado.

County Information

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