Kansas Facts

A wheat field in Kansas
A wheat field in Kansas

Introduction - State of Kansas

The state of Kansas, located in the Midwest United States, is part of America's agricultural heartland and is one of the most productive agricultural states in the United States. Kansas is America's leading producer of wheat and is referred to as "The Wheat Capital of the World". As a U.S. state Kansas had a bloody beginning. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 opened up Kansas for settlement and stipulated that the settlers would be allowed to determine whether slavery would be allowed once the territory became a state. This lead to violence among settlers and the territory became known as "Bleeding Kansas". On this page you will find lists of additional interesting facts, and a short description of this U.S. state. This information, written for kids and adults, includes when Kansas became a state, and what famous historic events took place there.

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