With the Kansas-Nebraska Act,the Kansas territory came into exsistance in 1854. It was named after one of the indian tribes that inhabited it, the Kansa.
During much of his early life he was raised by his older brother(/sister if you would like to take up this headcanon with my Kansas), Missouri, along with his other brother,Logan, who would later become the proslavery goverment situated in Kansas. Although there as already many proslavery men entering the territory he would not rebel with the others quite yet (This being that he was WAYYY to young even though states and Countries age at different rate). It wasn't until 1855 when he was abandoned by Missouri that he went on to live with and be mentored by abolistionist, John Brown. Between 1855-1858 the area was commonly referred to as "Bleeding Kansas" Due to all the battles that took place between the Jayhawkers and bushwackers. Such battles and or instances of violence included: The Pottawatomie Massacre, The Sacking of Lawerence, Battle of Black jack, Battle of Osawatomie, and the Marais des Cygnes massacre.
The fighting within Kansas stopped by 1859 and allowed for the young territory to enter the union as a freestate.
Only a few months after Kansas entered the union The American civil war broke out. Kansas altough supplying 20,097 troops to the union army was not trained in fighting. Kansas regiments were shown to have more men lost to diease and killed in battle greater by the thousand than any other state.
The only major violence that took place in Kansas during the civil war was the Lawerence massacre, this is where he got the long scar that extends from his cheek, down to his neck. Given to him by Missouri.
This signals the end of the major violence that has taken place in Kansas history. Due to the events before the civil war he has been deeply traumatized by it.
After the Civil war he decided to move down to Dodge City, leaving the small farm to his younger brother, Logan. There he temporarly was invovled in cow herding and worked in Cattledrives, thus being a cowboy up until his return to eastern Kansas around the 1890's. He reunited with his brother and worked on the farm. By this time bonds with Missouri were mended between the two. In addition, Kansas was the first state to place the prohibition law in the state, thus becoming a dry state. And was the last to repeal the 18th amendment and still even to this day has 19 dry counties in the state. Thus he isn't much of a drinker besides the occasional light beer. (I know at first and still i make jokes about him being sorta a alcoholic, but ive changed that gradually and he used to be completely against it, thus why the state still has very strict alcohol laws.) Many people from other states had came to Kansas earlier as exodusters to harvest the land and sell it because of the fertility of the soil. Which made Kansas a big agricultural state.
Kansas was a major state for the progresssive movement, still believing strongly in human rights for everyone. With the infamous novel writer, William Allen White, situatied in Emporia, a adopted sister of his, Kansas got recognition from the president from White's works and the strong opposition against the KKK. Later, with the womans sufferage movement, Kansas became the 8th state to grant full rights to women.
During the Great Depression, and the Dust Bowl, Kansas was weakened by the large number of citizians fleeing the rural area's of Kansas, mainly in the western side of the state, due to the suffocating dust storms and ecological disaster in the midwest. He became ill from the dust and was sick during most of the Depression. The Governer at the time, Alf Landon, enacted several disaster relief programs and helped the state get back on its feet and to prevent another dust bowl by the large numbers of trees that were planted around fields to hold the soil in place.
By the time World War 2 struck Kansas was recovered enough from the depression for the harvesting of wheat to become a major source of support for the war effort along with the men and women that were enlisted in the army. At this time the town of Wichita had become a main source of airplanes that were manufactured, thus Kansas took a slight interest in aviation. He was excluded fromt he draft list, because of his status of a state and having to look after the state, however Logan would be sent off to fight for most foriegn wars, namely WW1, WW2, and Vietnam.
After WW2 Kansas moved into the state capital, Topeka, to emmerse himself in more of the policital and state duties he had to preform. Leaving behind the farm, after the war with the decrease of wheat sales. With this he worked in the capitol building so that he could be closer to the polictial issues of the state.
During the Civil rights movement, Kansas (himself) was opposed to the segregation of races in schools. However, it was allowed in the state, thus leading up the Brown v. Board of Education.
During the Cold war, Kansas had many missles placed in silos across the state, in fear of a possible attack from the Soviet Union. Along with the rest of the country, he feared a possible nuclear war.
After the cold war had settled down, he returned to normal duties. Such as keeping the state in line, among other things. The nuclear missles were shut down and disarmed after the threat of the soviet union was no longer a issue for the states.
He still lives in Topeka and continues his work as a state, occasionally visting some of his siblings (Towns) If there is any sort of issue with the town and then relays the infomation back to his boss.
He visits his siblings on occasions for either work, mostly Missouri since Kansas City is a major connection between the two states.
(This is the old History part of his bio and its also subject to change)