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Lewis and Clark
In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the now-legendary transcontinental expedition to explore the American West. He instructed them to search for the fabled Northwest Passage from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean, but he also desired firsthand knowledge of the land, its inhabitants, its vegetation, its mineral products, and its animal life and habitat.
Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery triumphantly returned to St. Louis in 1806. Though unsuccessful in their mission to find a water route to the Pacific, they came back with the other information Jefferson wanted – their journals and sketchbooks were filled with incredible details of the western lands. Their journey sparked the American imagination and territorial Missouri quickly became a gateway to the west.Read More
On April 6, 1846, an undistinguished St. Louis slave represented by an undistinguished lawyer petitioned the local circuit court to release him from bondage. What made this case so unusual was that white men, powerful white men, began arguing about his freedom. When the United States Supreme Court finally decided the Dred Scott case eleven years later, it shook the country to its foundation, and edged it closer to the Civil War.
Dred Scott was not alone. Between 1814 and 1860, hundreds of African American slaves petitioned the St. Louis courts for their freedom, and remarkably many of them won their suits.Read More
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), born in Lamar, served as 33rd president of the United States, from 1945 to 1952. His birthplace, in Lamar, is now a state historical site. Truman is remembered as “the man from Independence [Missouri].” Truman also ended WWII and witnessed the creation of the United Nations, hoping to preserve peace. His boyhood home, the summer White House, the Truman library and Museum, and his gravesite are all in Missouri.Read More
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With over 650 (and counting) online services at your disposal, it’s never been easier to get what you need done with the State of Missouri. Select one of our popular services below, or search for what you need based on keyword, topic or state agency.
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- State capital: Jefferson City
- Original state capital: St. Charles
- Admission to the Union: August 10, 1821 (24th state)
- Area: 69,704 square miles (21st in U.S.)
- Population: 5,988,927 (18th in U.S., according to 2010 Census)
- Highest point: Taum Sauk Mountain (1,772 ft)
- Lowest point: St. Francois River (230 ft)
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No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.George Washington Carver
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.Mark Twain
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Missouri gets its name from a tribe of Sioux Indians of the state called the Missouris. The word "Missouri" often has been construed to mean "muddy water" but the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology has stated it means "town of the large canoes," and authorities have said the Indian syllables from which the word comes mean "wooden canoe people" or "he of the big canoe."
The Great Seal was designed by Judge Robert William Wells and adopted by the Missouri General Assembly on January 11, 1822. The center of the state seal is composed of two parts. On the right is the United States coat-of-arms containing the bald eagle. In its claws are arrows and olive branches, signifying that the power of war and peace lies with the U.S. federal government. On the left side of the shield, the state side, are a grizzly bear and a silver crescent moon. The crescent symbolizes Missouri at the time of the state seal's creation, a state of small population and wealth which would increase like the new or crescent moon; it also symbolizes the "second son," meaning Missouri was the second state formed out of the Louisiana Territory.
Nearly 100 years after achieving statehood, Missouri adopted an official flag on March 22, 1913. The flag was designed by the late Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Watkins Oliver, wife of former State Senator R.B. Oliver. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white and blue. These represent valor, purity, vigilance and justice. In the center white stripe is the Missouri coat-of-arms, circled by a blue band containing 24 stars, denoting that Missouri was the 24th state. (RSMo 10.020)
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- 6,083,672MO Population
- 1Independent Cities
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Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
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Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The present Missouri State Capitol is the third permanent structure to serve as the seat of state government in Jefferson City, and the sixth capitol in the state’s history. The first capitol in Jefferson City was built in the period of 1823-1826 and was destroyed by fire in 1837. A second capitol was completed in 1840, but also burned when the dome was struck by lightning on the evening of Feb. 5, 1911. The ground-breaking for the present capitol occurred on May 6, 1913, after the state’s voters overwhelmingly approved a bond issue to determine its location and finance its construction. The building was completed in 1917, and officially dedicated on Oct. 6, 1924.