Missouri State Government


Missouri relates to the Algonquin word wimihsoorita, which translates to people of the big canoes.

Capital: Jefferson City

Largest Cities: Branson, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, IndependenceKansas City, Lee’s Summit, New Madrid, St. Charles, St. Joseph, St. Louis,  Springfield

Present Constitution Drafted: 1945

Entered Union: August 10, 1821 (24)

Motto: “The Welfare of the People Shall Be the Supreme Law”

State Flower: Red Hawthorn

State Tree: Flowering Dogwood

State Bird: Eastern Bluebird

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Honeybee

State Song: “Missouri Waltz”

Nickname: The Show Me State