Missouri and Arkansas sent settlers into Kansas all along its eastern border.
These settlers attempted to sway votes in favor of slavery.
By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans.
Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles (213,100 square kilometers) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,641. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet (1,232 meters).
He was roundly condemned by both the conventional Confederate military and the partisan rangers commissioned by the Missouri legislature.