Arkansas Was Founded
In 1834 a group of curious European explorers came by new land that they had never seen before. Today we call it Arkansas. The capital is Little Rock. Arkansas was founded as the 25th state of the United States of America. It also used to be apart of the Territory of Missouri. Arkansas also had many enemies when it was first founded. For example, congress established the boundary separating Arkansas from Indian Territory to the west. Arkansas was also known for being one of the first states to abolish slavery and let slaves free. Arkansas was also the 13th slave state when it was first founded. It was also the first European post and it was called the Arkansas post, with only 6 residents when it was first established.