Aged 35 | Born 1980
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About the Speaker
"I grew up ... in Kansas it would be upper middle class cos you can buy a lot for two hundred dollars in Kansas! You get outside of that and your class drops pretty drastically. You know, a farm is where I kinda grew up ... my family is really small town people, white Caucasian. ... The lineage of my family started in the South and goes way way back to Scotland ... Described as a mid western accent"
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Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe which inhabited the area. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s.
When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighbouring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state.
After the Civil War, the population of Kansas grew rapidly when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Kansas is the 15th most extensive and the 34th most populous of the 50 United States.
In 2004 the ten largest reported ancestry groups, which account for over 85% of the population, in the state were: German – 33.75%, Irish – 14.4%, English – 14.1%, American – 7.5%, French – 4.4%, Scottish – 4.2%, Dutch – 2.5%, Swedish – 2.4%, Italian – 1.8%, and Polish – 1.5%.