The great state of Missouri
became the 24th state in the Union on
August 10, 1821. The capital is Jefferson City. Missouri was
named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "river of the big canoes."
In 1682, explorer Robert
Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle, took possession of the Louisiana Territory
area for France. Spain gained control of the Louisiana Territory in
the Treaty of Fontainebleau in 1762 and later returned the territory to
France in 1800. The Louisiana Purchase gave the territory to the
United States in 1803. In 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition set
out from St. Louis. In 1805, the Territory of Louisiana was
established and its seat of government was St. Louis. In 1812, a
portion of the Territory of Louisiana became the Territory of Missouri.
In 1820, the "Missouri Compromise" allowed Missouri to enter the Union as
a slave state and Maine as a free state, thus keeping the balance of slave
and free states equal in Congress.
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Salus populi suprema lex esto " - The
welfare of the people shall be the supreme law
The Show Me State
State Floral Emblem
State Aquatic Animal
Paddle Fish or Spoonbill
North American Bullfrog
Complete the questions below.
1. Missouri became the 24th
state in the Union on August 10,
2. The state bird is the .
3. "Salus populi suprema
lex esto " is the state
4. In 1820, Missouri became a state through the "."
5. The state insect is the .
6. The Lewis and Clark Expedition set out from .
7. The state song is the "."
8. The Missouri Mule is the state .
9. The state mineral is .
10. The state nickname is the
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