Bleeding Kansas was the violent time period that occurred when the Kansas territory was being settled and included the fight about whether or not the state should be a slave state or a free state. Bleeding Kansas is also... More »

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Bleeding Kansas is a term coined by newspaper editor Horace Greeley to describe the bitter clash between anti-slavery and pro-slavery factions. Both sides fought and spilled blood over Kansas joining the Union as a free ... More »

The result of the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was that Missouri was admitted into the union as a slave state, and Maine was admitted as a free state. In addition, a border was created across the Louisiana Territory, and ... More »

Maine became a state on March 15, 1820, under the Missouri Compromise, which allowed Maine to enter the nation as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Before that, Maine was a district of Massachusetts. More »

Bleeding Kansas is a term coined by newspaper editor Horace Greeley to describe the bitter clash between anti-slavery and pro-slavery factions. Both sides fought and spilled blood over Kansas joining the Union as a free ... More »

At its widest, the state of Kansas spans 411 miles from east to west, and thus takes almost six hours to cross via automobile at 70 mph. To cross Kansas from north to south at an average of 70 mph takes approximately thr... More »

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Prominent U.S. senators who have represented the state of Kansas include Arthur Capper, Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Bob Dole and Sam Brownback. As of 2015, the two senators representing the state are Republicans Pat Roberts ... More »

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