Kansas History

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In History
  • Jul 18, 1541

    Coronado's Adventure

    Coronado's Adventure
    Coronado's adventure in Kansas started in July of 1541 and ended the August of 1541. During that time he discovered new plants and animals.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    During the year of 1803, the U.S. buys 828,000 square miles from France, including much of present day Kansas.
  • Kanas Territory

    Kanas Territory
    The territory of Kansas was an organized incorporated territory of the U.S. that existed from May 30, 1854 until January 29, 1861, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Kansas.
  • Kansas is Free!

    Kansas is Free!
    The Wyandotte Constitution admitted Kansas as a free state during this time.
  • Kansas Is a State

    Kansas Is a State
    Kansas, the 34th state, is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county and largest employment center being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the North, Missouri on the East, Oklahoma on the South, and Colorado on the West. It is also home to the famous Kansas River.
  • The Lawrence Massacre

    The Lawrence Massacre
    The Lawrence Massacre (also known as Quantrill's raid) was an attack during the American Civil War (1861-1865) by the Quantrill's Raiders, a Confederate guerrilla group led by William Quantrill, on the Unionist town of Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Exodusters

    Exodusters
    Exodusters was a name given to black Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi River to Kansas in the late nineteenth century, as part of The Exoduster Movement. It was the first general migration of black people following the Civil War. As many as forty thousand exodusters left the south the settle in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
  • The Great Flood

    The Great Flood
    In mid-July of 1951, heavy rains led to a great rise of water in the Kansas River and other surrounding areas of the central United States. The damage done by the water in Kansas and the surrounding states cost $935 million (the same as $9.21 billion in 2020). The flooding killed 17 people and displaced 518,000 more.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
    The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools were against the Constitution of Independence. The Brown v. Board of Education finally convinced the U.S. supreme court to let the daughter of Oliver Brown ( father of Ruby Bridges) to enroll in a segregated black elementary school.