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Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas was eager for a railroad to connect Chicago with California. Douglas also supported popular sovereignty. This railroad would have to pass through Nebraska Territory; first, Nebraska would have to adopt statehood. A leading question in gaining statehood: allow slavery or not? Biased elections were held, and Kansas and Nebraska were carved ...
... and collection of broken things and broken hearts distributed across the plains. They had been waiting for their old truck to be fixed so they could head home. The problem with America, he opined, is that a few people have all the money and everyone else just gets screwed. Who really needs a billion dollars, he asks. No one, he says, answering to his own question.
I guess it was inevitable we would go to Memphis. I mean, why wouldn't we? Actually, there are ...
... had a scholarship to Kyrgyzstan, which I wasn't too excited about. However, it was an all expense paid vacation/study abroad opportunity so I would take it. After it was canceled, I was able to hop aboard this mission to Macedonia.
While in Macedonia, we will engage in military cultural exchange workshops to build future military and cultural relationships. In essence, I am not exactly sure on my day to ...
... purposes, but the Sumner has a fair sized permanent collection on
The campus has numerous statues of a funny-looking little
bird that resembles a cross between crow and Woody Woodpecker. It’s called a
Jayhawk. Kansas is the Sunflower State, and the state bird is the Western
Meadowlark. So what’s a Jayhawk?
Lawrence’s attractive downtown was bustling the Saturday
afternoon I was there. The ...
... states. Unlike many segregated states spending
on black and white schools was comparable, and because blacks had fewer job
opportunities elsewhere, the teachers in black schools typically had stronger
academic credentials than those in white schools. Kansas was targeted for a lawsuit
because it was racial segregation per se rather than differences in school
funding levels that they were targeting. The site is a fascinating little stop.