Shipping from the State of Missouri to Kansas
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”).
Shipping to the State of Missouri to Kansas
Kansas whose capital is Topeka is bordered by Nebraska in the north; Missouri in the east; Oklahoma in the south; and Colorado in the west. The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities. Its largest county by surface area is Butler County. The state is equidistant from both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Kansas, situated on the American Great Plains, gained statehood as the 34th in the country on January 29, 1861. Its path to statehood was a long one filled with blood. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 opened both territories to settlement and allowed the new settlers to decide whether the states would be admitted into the union as “free” or “slave”. The north and south competed to send the most settlers into the region and this quickly resulted in violence. Hence the appellation “Bleeding Kansas”.
In 1954, Kansas became a battleground of the civil rights movement when the pivotal Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case was decided in the Supreme Court. This resulted in the abolishment of the “separate but equal” doctrine in public schools. Kansas is also known for its contributions to jazz music and barbecue.
Kansas has some nicknames including Sunflower State, Wheat State, and Jayhawk State of the country. The state’s motto is “Ad Astra per Aspera” which means “to the stars through difficulties” which simulates its history of struggle.