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Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas

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Arkansas Became a State
June 15, 1836

Arkansas, rich in cotton, was a slave-holding state. During the Civil War, it became a Confederate state. Many battles took place within its borders, such as the siege of Fayetteville. Years of racial segregation ended in Arkansas in 1957, when federal troops entered the capital city of Little Rock to maintain order after the state militia tried to stop the desegregation of a public high school there.

Today Arkansas has many thriving industries. Almost half the state is forest, with lovely lakes that are popular tourist destinations. Do you know which president comes from Arkansas?

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