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Kansas (other)
KANSAS /ˈkænzəs/ (_ listen ) is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States
United States
. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita . Kansas
Kansas
is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze_) is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas
Kansas
was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes . Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison . Kansas
Kansas
was first settled by European Americans in 1812, in what is now Bonner Springs , but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act
Kansas–Nebraska Act
, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri
Missouri
rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas
Kansas
would become a free state or a slave state
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Kansas (band)
KANSAS is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as " Carry On Wayward Son " and " Dust in the Wind ". The band has produced eight gold albums, three multi-platinum albums (Leftoverture , Point of Know Return , The Best of Kansas ), one platinum live album (Two for the Show ) and a million-selling single, " Dust in the Wind ". Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. "Carry On Wayward Son" was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997
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Kansas (other)
KANSAS is a midwestern state in the United States. KANSAS may also refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Places * 2 In the arts * 3 Other * 4 See also PLACES United States * Kansas
Kansas
Territory , U.S
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Flag Of Kansas
The FLAG OF THE STATE OF KANSAS was adopted in 1927. The elements of the state flag include the state seal and a sunflower . This original design was modified in 1961 to add the name of the state at the bottom of the flag. CONTENTS * 1 Official description * 2 Seal of Kansas * 3 History * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links OFFICIAL DESCRIPTIONThe official flag of Kansas is represented by a dark-blue silk rectangle representing Kansas arranged horizontally with the state seal aligned in the center. Above the seal is a sunflower which sits over a bar of gold and light blue. Below the seal is printed the name of the state "_KANSAS_". SEAL OF KANSAS Main article: Seal of Kansas The state seal centered on the flag tells the history of Kansas and his figures representing pioneer life
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Seal Of Kansas
The GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF KANSAS tells the history of Kansas . The seal contains: * Landscape with a rising sun (the east ) * River and steamboat (commerce ) * Settler's cabin and a man plowing a field (agriculture ) * Wagon train heading west (American expansion / pioneer life) * Indians hunting American Bison (the buffalo are fleeing from the Indians) * Cluster of 34 stars (top of the seal) – identifying Kansas as the 34th state to be accepted into the Union of the United States . * State motto "_Ad Astra per Aspera _" ( Latin : "To the Stars through Difficulties")The seal is used on the Flag of the State of Kansas . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Government Seals of Kansas * 3 See also * 4 External links HISTORY Kansas state historical coat of arms (illustrated, 1876) The design for the Great Seal of Kansas was submitted by John J. Ingalls , a state senator from Atchison . Ingalls also proposed the state motto, "_Ad astra per aspera_." The Great Seal of the State of Kansas was established by a joint resolution adopted by the Kansas Legislature May 25, 1861
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List Of U.S. State Nicknames
The following is a TABLE OF U.S. STATE NICKNAMES, including officially adopted nicknames , and other traditional nicknames for individual states and the district of the United States
United States
. CONTENTS * 1 State nicknames * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links STATE NICKNAMESCurrent official state nicknames are highlighted in BOLD. A state nickname is not to be confused with an official state motto . STATE NICKNAME(S) Alabama
Alabama
(No official nickname) * Cotton Plantation State * Cotton State * Heart of Dixie (used on license plates ) * Lizard State * Yellowhammer State Alaska
Alaska
* Land of the Midnight Sun * Land of the Noonday Moon * THE LAST FRONTIER (currently used on license plates ) * Seward\'s Folly (named after U.S
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List Of U.s. State And Territory Mottos
All of the United States
United States
' 50 states have a state motto , as do the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and three US territories . A motto is a phrase intended to formally describe the general motivation or intention of an organization. State mottos can sometimes be found on state seals or state flags . Some states have officially designated a state motto by an act of the state legislature , whereas other states have the motto only as an element of their seals. The motto of the United States itself is _ In God We Trust_, proclaimed by Congress and signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
on July 30, 1956. The motto _E Pluribus Unum _ ( Latin
Latin
for "One from many") was approved for use on the Great Seal of the United States
United States
in 1782, but was never adopted as the national motto through legislative action. South Carolina
South Carolina
has two official mottos, both of which are in Latin. Kentucky, and Vermont
Vermont
also have two mottos, one in Latin
Latin
and the other in English. North Dakota
North Dakota
has three, two in English and one in Latin. All other states and territories have only one motto, except Guam
Guam
and the Northern Mariana Islands, which do not have any mottos
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Per Aspera Ad Astra
_PER ASPERA AD ASTRA_ (or, less commonly, _AD ASTRA PER ASPERA_) is a popular Latin phrase meaning "through hardships to the stars". The phrase is one of the many Latin sayings that use the expression _ad astra _, meaning "to the stars". CONTENTS* 1 Uses * 1.1 Governmental entities * 1.2 Military and government * 1.3 Literature * 1.4 Music * 1.5 Educational and research institutions * 1.5.1 Botswana * 1.5.2 United States * 1.5.3 United Kingdom * 1.5.4 Australia * 1.5.5 Austria * 1.5.6 Ecuador * 1.5.7 Estonia * 1.5.8 Honduras * 1.5.9 India * 1.5.10 Jamaica * 1.5.11 Japan * 1.5.12 Maldives * 1.5.13 Macau SAR, China * 1.5.14 New Zealand * 1.5.15 Norway * 1.5.16 Nigeria * 1.5.17 Pakistan * 1.5.18 Paraguay * 1.5.19 Philippines * 1.5.20 Romania * 1.5.21 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * 1.5.22 Slovakia * 1.5.23 Slovenia * 1.5.24 South Africa * 1.5.25 Sri Lanka * 1.5.26 Ukraine * 1.6 Fraternities and sororities * 1.7 Popular culture * 1.8 Others * 2 See also * 3 References USESVarious organizations and groups use this expression and its variants
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Latin Language
LATIN (Latin: _lingua latīna_, IPA: ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages . The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets , and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet . Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium , in the Italian Peninsula . Through the power of the Roman Republic , it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire . Vulgar Latin developed into the Romance languages , such as Italian , Portuguese , Spanish , French , and Romanian . Latin
Latin
and French have contributed many words to the English language . Latin
Latin
and Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
roots are used in theology , biology , and medicine . By the late Roman Republic (75 BC), Old Latin had been standardised into Classical Latin . Vulgar Latin was the colloquial form spoken during the same time and attested in inscriptions and the works of comic playwrights like Plautus
Plautus
and Terence
Terence

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List Of U.S. State Songs
Forty-nine of the fifty U.S. states that make up the United States of America have one or more STATE SONGS, which are selected by each state legislature , and/or state governor, as a symbol (or emblem) of that particular U.S. state. New Jersey
New Jersey
does not have an official state song, while Virginia
Virginia
's previous state song, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny ", adopted in 1940, was rescinded due to its racist language by the Virginia
Virginia
General Assembly . In 2015, "Our Great Virginia
Virginia
" was made the new state song of Virginia. Some U.S. states have more than one official state song, and may refer to some of their official songs by other names; for example, Arkansas
Arkansas
officially has two state songs, plus a state anthem, and a state historical song. Arizona
Arizona
has a song that was written specifically as a state anthem in 1915, as well as the 1981 country hit "Arizona", which it adopted as the alternate state anthem in 1982. Two individuals, Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster
, and John Denver , have written or co-written two state songs. Foster's two state songs, "Old Folks at Home " (better known as "Swanee Ribber" or "Suwannee River") (for adopted by Florida), and " My Old Kentucky Home " are among the best-known songs in the U.S
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Home On The Range
"HOME ON THE RANGE" is a classic western folk song sometimes called the "unofficial anthem" of the American West . The lyrics were originally written by Dr. Brewster M. Higley of Smith County, Kansas , in a poem entitled "My Western Home" in 1872 . In 1947, it became the state song of the U.S. state of Kansas . In 2010, members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 western songs of all time. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Modern usage * 3 Major versions compared * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY Dr. Brewster M. Higley , late 19th century In 1871, Higley moved from Indiana to Smith County, Kansas, under the Homestead Act. He lived in a small cabin near West Beaver Creek. He was so inspired by his new bucolic surroundings that he decided to create a poem in praise of the prairie. Thus, the lyrics to "Home on the Range" were originally published as a poem published in the _Smith County Pioneer_ in 1872 under the title "My Western Home". The music was later added by Daniel E. Kelley (1808–1905), a carpenter and friend of Higley. Higley's original words are similar to those of the modern version of the song, but not identical; the original did not contain the words "on the range". The song was eventually adopted by ranchers, cowboys, and other western settlers and spread across the United States in various forms
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Languages Of The United States
Achumawi , Adai , Afro-Seminole Creole , Alabama , Aleut , Arapaho , Assiniboine , Atakapa , Atsugewi , Barbareño , Biloxi , Blackfoot , Caddo , Cahuilla , Carolina Algonquian , Cayuga , Cayuse , Central Kalapuya , Central Pomo , Chemakum , Cheyenne , Chickasaw , Chico , Chimariko , Chinook Jargon , Chippewa , Chitimacha , Chiwere , Choctaw , Coast Tsimshian , Coahuilteco , Coeur d\'Alene , Colorado River , Columbia-Moses , Cocopah , Comanche , Cowlitz , Creek , Crow , Delaware , Eastern Abnaki , Eastern Pomo , Esselen , Etchemin , Eyeri , Fox , Gros Ventre , Gullah , Halkomelem , Havasupai , Havasupai-Hualapai ,
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος _dẽmos_ "people, tribe", ὄνομα _ónoma_ "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously _GENTILIC_ was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the _ Oxford English Dictionary _ and _Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary_. Examples of demonyms include a _ Pakistani _ for a person from Pakistan , _Swahili _ for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial _Kiwi _ for a person from New Zealand , and a _Cochabambino_ for a person from the city of Cochabamba . Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region. Thus a _Thai_ may be any resident or citizen of Thailand of any ethnic group, or more narrowly a member of the Thai people . Conversely, some groups of people may be associated with multiple demonyms. For example, a native of the United Kingdom may be called a _ British person _, a _Briton_ or, informally, a _Brit_. In some languages, when a parallel demonym does not exist, a demonym is borrowed from another language as a nickname or descriptive adjective of a group of people
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List Of Capitals In The United States
Washington, D.C. is the current Federal capital city of the United States , as it has been since 1819. Each U.S. state has its own capital city, as do many of its Insular areas . Historically, most states have not changed their capital city since becoming a state, but the capital cities of their respective preceding colonies, territories, kingdoms, and republics typically changed multiple times. There have also been other governments within the current borders of the United States
United States
with their own capitals, such as the Republic of Texas, Native American nations, and other unrecognized governments
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Topeka, Kansas
TOPEKA (/toʊˈpiːkə/ ; Kansa : Tó Pee Kuh) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas
and the seat of Shawnee County . It is situated along the Kansas
Kansas
River in the central part of Shawnee County, in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census , the city population was 127,473. The Topeka
Topeka
Metropolitan Statistical Area , which includes Shawnee, Jackson , Jefferson , Osage , and Wabaunsee counties, had a population of 233,870 in the 2010 census . The name Topeka
Topeka
is a Kansa-Osage sentence that means "place where we dug potatoes", or "a good place to dig potatoes". As a placename, Topeka
Topeka
was first recorded in 1826 as the Kansa name for what is now called the Kansas
Kansas
River . Topeka's founders chose the name in 1855 because it "was novel, of Indian origin and euphonious of sound." The mixed-blood Kansa Native American, Joseph James , called Jojim, is credited with suggesting the name of Topeka. The city, laid out in 1854, was one of the Free-State towns founded by Eastern antislavery men immediately after the passage of the Kansas– Nebraska
Nebraska
Bill . In 1857, Topeka
Topeka
was chartered as a city. The city is well known for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v
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List Of U.S. States' Largest Cities By Population
This is a list of the five MOST POPULOUS INCORPORATED PLACES IN EACH U.S. STATE by population, as of the 2015 United States
United States
Census. State capitals are designated in _italics_. Outside of Hawaii
Hawaii
and Maryland
Maryland
, census-designated places (CDPs) are excluded
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