All About Kansas

By lena4y
  • Jan 1, 1541

    Spanish explores come to Kansas

    Spanish explores come to Kansas
    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, a Spanish explorer, came to America, looking for gold.He never found any but he did come into what is now Kansas.
  • Robert de La Salle claims Kansas

    The French explorer, Robert de La Salle claimed the land west of the Mississippi River for France. He named the territory Louisiana. It later became the states of Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico
  • U.S. buys Louisiana

    This was called the Louisiansa Purchase.
  • Louis, Clark and Sacagawea Pass Through Kansas

    Louis, Clark and Sacagawea Pass Through Kansas
    Meriweather Lewis and William Clark went through Kansas, in 1804, led by Sacagawea.
  • George Catlin comes to Kansas

    George Catlin came to Kansas in 1835
  • Kansas Becomes a Territory

    In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed and allowed Kansas to become a territory.
  • Pottawatomie Massacre

    The Border Ruffians were people who believed in slavery. They wanted Kansas to have slaves. In 1856 Border Ruffians burned down a a hotel in the city of Lawrence, which was a Free-State town.They also burned the offices of 2 anti-slavery newspapers. A man named John Brown led a raid on a pro-slavery camp and killed 5 people. This is known as the Pottawatomie Massacre.
  • Kansas Becomes a State

    In 1854, Kansas became a territory. This meant it could become a state. In 1861, Kansas became a state.
  • Women Can Vote!

    In 1912, women in Kansas were finally given the right to vote in every election.
  • Airplanes

    In 1920, the airplane industry flourished. Jake Moellendick, E.M. Laird and William Burke made the firest coomercial airplane, called the Laird Swallow.
  • The Great Depression and The Dust Bowl

    In the 1930s, were the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. The Great Depression was when stock markets crashed and people lost all their money and some also lost their homes.
    The Dust Bowl was when huge dust storms came and ruined crops. The Dust Bowl area included Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
  • Horrible Flooding

    Horrible Flooding
    In 1951, terrible floods drove nearly 400,000 people out of their homes.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

    The Supreme Court of the U.S. declared that African-Americans and white students could go to school together. They ruled out segregation.