Missouri

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Missouri is a beauty, from its rolling hills to its towering bluffs.
Missouri, located in the heart of the United States, has a rich historical tapestry. Acquired by the United States through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the region played a pivotal role in westward expansion, with St. Louis serving as a gateway to the American frontier. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 admitted it as a slave state, maintaining a delicate balance between pro- and anti-slavery forces. The state's significance during the Civil War is marked by the pivotal Battle of Wilson's Creek in 1861. Post-war, Missouri grew as an agricultural and industrial hub, with the emergence of cities like Kansas City and Springfield. The state's legacy includes the iconic westward trails, such as the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails, as well as the famous 1928 Route 66, showcasing its importance in transportation history.
Brief timeline of the history of the state of Missouri:

  • 1673: French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet explored the Mississippi River and the Missouri River, marking the first recorded European contact with the region.
  • 1762: France cedes the territory west of the Mississippi River, including present-day Missouri, to Spain as part of the Treaty of Fontainebleau.
  • 1800: Spain returns the territory to France through the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso.
  • 1803: The United States acquires the Louisiana Territory from France in the Louisiana Purchase, which includes present-day Missouri.
  • 1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition begins, with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark leading an exploration of the newly acquired territory, including parts of Missouri.
  • 1812: Missouri Territory is established, with St. Louis designated as its capital. The territory's boundaries extend from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.
  • 1821: Missouri becomes the 24th state of the United States. It is admitted as a slave state, which sparks controversy due to the growing debate over slavery in the country.
  • 1838-1839: The forced removal of the Native American tribes, particularly the Cherokee Nation, from their ancestral lands in Missouri and other southeastern states to present-day Oklahoma occurs. This event is known as the Trail of Tears.
  • 1849: The California Gold Rush prompts a wave of migration through Missouri, as settlers head west in search of gold and new opportunities.
  • 1854: The Kansas-Nebraska Act is passed, which opens up the possibility of slavery in Kansas and Nebraska territories. This leads to violent conflicts between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions, including the "Bleeding Kansas" incidents.
  • 1861: Missouri becomes a battleground during the American Civil War. The state remains in the Union, but there are divided loyalties among its residents, resulting in internal conflicts and guerrilla warfare.
  • 1875: St. Louis hosts the first World's Fair held in the United States, known as the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall.
  • 1896: The U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson established the "separate but equal" doctrine, allowing racial segregation. This ruling has a significant impact on the state, including St. Louis.
  • 1904: St. Louis hosts the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St. Louis World's Fair, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1945: The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco, with Missouri Senator Harry S. Truman playing a prominent role in the negotiations. Truman later becomes the 33rd President of the United States.
  • 1965: The Gateway Arch, a symbol of St. Louis and the nation's westward expansion, is completed.