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Kansas History Timeline

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Spanish and French were the first explorers
Statehood: January 29, 1861
Constitution: Kansas was the 34th State to be admitted to the Union
"To the stars through difficulties"

The Native Indians of Kansas were the Apache, Arapaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Comanche, Delaware, Fox, Illinois and Iroquois. Origin the State name - From the Kansas River which was named by the French after the Dakota Sioux Indian word "Kanze" meaning "south wind."

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The Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1510-1554) explores Kansas



French explorer Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont (1698-1725) claims the region for France



France lose Kansas to Spain



1756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.



1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America.The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence



July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence



July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces



September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain



Conflict erupts between settlers and Native Indians including the Apache, Arapaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Comanche, Delaware, Fox, Illinois and Iroquois throughout the 1800's. The Native Indians are gradually forced to cede their lands



The Louisiana Purchase - In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. The U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison paid 15 million dollars for the land



Statehood - The Date that Kansas was admitted to the Union - January 29, 1861. Constitution - Kansas was the 34 th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Ad astra per aspera " the State Motto is translated as " To the stars through difficulties "



1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln,a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery



1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

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Origin of the State name - From the Kansas River which was named by the French after the Dakota Sioux Indian word "Kanze" meaning "south wind.".

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