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1861 – Current Times

Kansas during the Civil War, fighting alongside the forces of the Union Confederation and the neighboring state of Missouri. However, much of the population of the latter was in favor of the use of slave labor, and sympathized with the ideals of the Confederation. This caused great conflict between militias confederated Missouri and the Kansas Union. Kansas militia, several U.S. troops and attacks on villages confederated in Missouri. Children’s Hospital Kansas was the state of the Union philanthropy to send more soldiers to the war fronts, in proportion to population in the state’s total time. After the end of the Civil War in 1865, thousands of ex-soldiers settled permanently in the state.
Until the beginning of the 1870s, the main source of income in Kansas was the provision of railway services. Several railway lines were built between Kansas and other U.S. states except Texas, throughout the 1860s and 1870s, connecting the state with the rest of the country. The main product was shipped to other regions cattle, from Texas. With the construction of University of Southern California railways between Texas and other states in the 1880s, the railway lost much of its importance in Kansas.
The importance of Kansas as a major agricultural center dating from the 1870s. The main products grown in the state were the corn and wheat. Both were cultivated during the spring and harvested in the vicinity of the fall. The hot and dry summers, characteristic of the state, as well as insects, destroyed many plantations in the state. During the 1870s, a large number of Mennonites came from Russia settled in Kansas. The Mennonites brought a new type of wheat that was grown in the fall and harvested in early summer, making it more resistant to pests, avoiding the heat of summer in the state, and was more resistant to drought. The cultivation of such wheat quickly spread Kansas, making the state the largest producer of wheat since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Kansas was the first U.S. state to ban the sale of liquor and alcoholic beverages in the United States in Asset Management 1880. This law was not repealed until 1986.
Kansas, which then depended largely on agriculture, is facing a period of economic recession at the end of the 1880s and the beginning of the 1890s. This recession was caused by the low prices of agricultural products in the international market and high interest charged on loans taken by farmers, many of whom were forced to abandon their farms and move to cities or other regions the country. Another problem was the high price hospital of railway cargo transport. These economic problems took a progressive political party recently formed, the Farmers Alliance (Farmers Union), won state elections in 1890, being re-elected in 1892 and 1896. The Farmers Alliance, in response to popular demand for socio-economic reforms, imposed limits on the interest rates charged by banks in the state, and the prices charged by the freight rail and various consumer products.
The Farmers Alliance entered into decline at the beginning of the twentieth century. Socio-economic reforms were continued by the Republicans, who passed legislation prohibiting the use of child labor, labor laws created and promoted a reduction in the prices charged by the railways for transporting grain. Republicans also gave women the right to vote.
Mining became the second largest income in Kansas at the beginning of the twentieth century, thanks to the discovery of large reserves of oil and natural gas in 1892 and in 1915, and helium in 1905. These nature reserves, but the First World War, they moved to Kansas to industrialize rapidly from the 1910s. The war also led to prosperity in the agricultural sector. After the war, and throughout the 1920s, Kansas continued its industrializaion faster, although the agriculture sector in the state went into recession because of the drastic drop in prices of agricultural products in the international market.
The Great Depression of the 1930s caused a major economic crisis in Kansas, and exacerbating the recession in the agricultural sector, the suspension of payments for various banking and trading, and causing unemployment and poverty. In addition, Kansas was one of the states most affected by the so-called Dust Bowl, marked by long periods of drought, large swarms Ernst of langostass and large sand storms.

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