- 2 Geography
- 3 demographics and economy
- 4 administrative divisions
- 5 Politics
- 6 Come from Missouri
- 7 external links
The area that is now Missouri is called, was originally populated by Native American tribes. After the area was long in the hands of the French. They colonized the and let there slaves , among other things, in the lead mines work. For some decades at the end of the 18th century Spain controlled the area. France sold it to the United States in 1803 (see Louisiana Purchase).
The Missouri territory was formed in 1812. When Missouri statehood wild forms, led around the fact that slavery was in the House of representatives and the Senate to controversies. The Missouri compromise was eventually closed and on 10 August 1821 , Missouri was formally as 24th, a State of the United States. During the American civil war remained some parts of Missouri to the Union, while others are at the Confederation added. Many battles took place in Missouri. In 1865 the first slave State Missouri abolished slavery.
The year was marked by the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, a world's fair to commemorate the former French colonies a century long heard at the Union. The Expo took place in St. Louis. In the same period, in the city the third Olympic Games of the modern era held.
The State of Missouri covers 180.693 km², of which 178.590 acres (2.0 km2) of land is. It belongs to the Central time zone.
Southern Missouri is Hillier than the North. The highest point is the Summit of Taum Sauk Mountain (540 m).
The gross product of the State amounted to $ 181 billion in 2001 .
Missouri is divided into 114 counties and one independent city.
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