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    during the time of Bleeding Kansas. In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was made to allow each territory to decide for themselves on the concern of slavery by using popular sovereignty. Even though the idea of popular sovereignty was fair, many proslavery men crossed the borders of Kansas and voted illegally, trying to change the result. Kansas' government was changed too. Also, violence broke out several times during Bleeding Kansas. Yet, after all of the violence, Kansas' issue with slavery would finally

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    Out of Kansas

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    Out of Kansas I find it on the high bookshelf—Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. I’ve heard about it. It’s about the Holocaust. Mice play the Jews, and cats play the German Nazis. I understand it already. Cats are predators to mice. That’s easy enough. I start reading. The Polish people are pigs. Wait a minute, I don’t get it. Why are they pigs? I’m getting confused. I want to give up. Instead, I pick it up and start again. We begin as moody troubleshooters: we see a puzzle piece that doesn’t fit—we

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    Fossil Discoveries in Kansas

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    Fossil Discoveries in Kansas Did you know, in the state of Oklahoma it is against the law to either hunt or catch whales? Sounds sort of ridiculous when you think logically about it, but according to paleontologists it isn’t that far fetched. Over 65 million years ago Kansas, including the whole Midwest Region of North America from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico, was covered by the Sea. Due to the continental uplifts of the mountain ranges in North America during the Pangaea stage

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    The Death Penalty in Kansas

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    will discuss the history of the death penalty in the state of Kansas, and some of our most famous cases. In doing so, I will show how the state and the federal government have constantly struggled to come up with a reasonable solution for an extremely controversial issue. Furthermore, I will discuss the cost of the death penalty in the state and how those costs are affecting our next generation of leaders. On a fall night in 1906 Kansas Governor Edward Hotch sent a letter to Governor Fletcher D.

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    Essay On Kansas Places

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    place that is unique to Kansas (city, town, county, lake, river area, region (i.e., Flint Hills, northeast Kansas) or a building or attraction. • Give historically and/or currently accurate details about the place. • Explain how the place is important to Kansas. Theme: “Kansas Places” Describe a place that is unique to Kansas and explain its importance to the state of Kansas. A place could be a city, town, county, lake, river area, region (i.e., Flint Hills, northeast Kansas) or a building. Descriptions

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    The History of Kansas

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    The state of Kansas was tossed back and forth between the French, British, Spanish and Americans. France surrendered its North American possessions at the end of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Year War. New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi were in Spain’s possession in 1762. French territories east of the Mississippi, including Canada, were ceded to Britain. Napoleon, who took power in 1799, aimed to gain control back over North American territory. As

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    Critical Thinking in Kansas Schools

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    Critical Thinking in Kansas Schools Tracy and John were casually chatting shortly after their annual meeting about the high school curriculum had drawn to a close. Both were intrigued by some of the proposed changes they had discussed with their fellow school administrators. They were especially interested in a notion that was sweeping the university scene – critical thinking. While both agreed that orienting the class structure to include a greater focus on thinking skills would enhance education

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    Bleeding Kansas

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    Bleeding Kansas The Compromise of 1850 brought relative calm to the nation. Though most blacks and abolitionists strongly opposed the Compromise, the majority of Americans embraced it, believing that it offered a final, workable solution to the slavery question. Most importantly, it saved the Union from the terrible split that many had feared. People were all too ready to leave the slavery controversy behind them and move on. But the feeling of relief that spread throughout the country would prove

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    Wichita, Kansas and Tornados

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    Wichita, Kansas is a moderately sized city, population just over 372,000 (www.city-data.com, 2011) in the heart of America and was established in 1870 at the junction of the Arkansas Rivers. The railroad arrived in 1872 and the flow of beef and grain from the region to the east began. Today the city is known for another modern transportation enterprise: aviation. The first Cessna Comet airplane was manufactured there in 1917 (www.wichita.gov, 2011). Currently there are many airports and landing fields

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    Prenatal Care in Early 20th Century Kansas

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    raise questions as to what could be done to help protect the fetus and insure a healthy childbirth and baby. Kansas attempted to raise awareness of the importance of prenatal care to the general public starting in the early 1900s with “The Kansas Mother’s Manual.” Many women in Kansas followed the guidelines issued within the handbooks, lectures, and posters. Yet, the women in the Southeast Kansas coal mining towns were disadvantaged when it came to prenatal care and childbirth. Infant mortality rates

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