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Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe which inhabited the area.
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Became a State
January 29,1861 (34th)
midwestern United States
82,277 sq. miles (15th)
Topeka, Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City
cattle, sheep, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, cotton, hogs, corn, sale
three climate types: humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid sub-tropical
averages 28 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals play in Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas River, Missouri River, Verdignis River, Smoky Hill River
Most Famous Citizens
Walter Chrysler (automobile manufacturer)
Dwight E. Eisenhower (34th President of the United States)
George Washington Carver (Educator)
Amelia Earhart (aviator)
Emmett Kelly (clown)
Bird – Western Meadowlark
Flower – Sunflower
Animal – American Buffalo
Tree – Cottonwood
Insect – Honeybee
Additional State Facts & History
- In 1541, Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado explored the area. It became part of the Spanish colony until the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.
- From 1812 to 1821, Kansas was part of the Missouri Territory. On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act became law establishing the separate territory of Kansas and Nebraska.
- On January 29, 1861, Kansas was admitted to the Union (34th) as a free-state after the skirmish collision known as the Bleeding Kansas.
- Built in 1928, Cedar Crest became the official residence of Kansas’ governor since 1962. It is located in Topeka and designed by architect William D. Wight.
- The Bleeding Kansas happened when settlers from Missouri and Arkansas attempted to sway the vote pushing for slavery while abolitionists from Massachusetts and other free-states tried to abolish slavery.
- In 1887, Susan Madora Salter was elected as the first woman mayor of the United States. She served in Argonia, Kansas. In addition, Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the first to be a licensed pilot was from Atchison, Kansas.
- Barton County was named after the Civil War nurse, Clara Barton.
- Wichita housed the original Pizza Hut store owned by Dan and Frank Carney. It is also known as the Air Capital of the World due to the significance of the aircraft industry.
- President Dwight Eisenhower was born in Texas but he claimed that Abilene, Kansas was his home.
- Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States with an average speed of 14 miles per hour. Topeka is the state capital of Kansas.
- Kansas is the setting of the famous film “The Wizard of Oz.”
- Legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp, James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, and William “Bat” Masterson kept peace in the counties of Abilene, Dodge City, Ellsworth, Hays, and Wichita.
- Hutchinson is known as the Salt City because it lies above the richest salt deposit in the world.
- In 1903, helium was discovered in Dexter, Kansas.
- Three of the largest bison herds in the United States are located at Maxwell Game Preserve (McPherson), Big Basin (Ashland), and Buffalo Game Preserve (Garden City), Kansas.
- Some of the state’s products are cattle, sheep, bison, wheat, corn, soybeans and cotton.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Kansas Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Kansas which is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe which inhabited the area.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Kansas Facts
- The Sunflower State
- People of the Wind
- Bleeding Kansas
- State Symbols
- Neighboring Kansas
- The Wizard of Oz
- Women of Kansas
- Picture Perfect
- Famous Counties
- Travel Kansas!
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