Everything You Need to Know About the State of Missouri (MO)

Nicknamed the Show Me State, Missouri was instituted into the union in 1821 as part of the Missouri Compromise. The state is an important hub of transportation and commerce in early America through the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a monument to Missouri’s role as the “Gateway to the West.” St. Louis, Missouri, is abode to the Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser beer, and proud to hold the largest beer-producing plant in the country.

Missouri has bounding lines with eight states, most with Tennessee. Iowa stands to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee (en route to the Mississippi River) to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. The state capital is Jefferson City. And the state motto is Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (“The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law”).