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The Show Me State
Capital:   Jefferson City
Motto:   Salus populi suprema lex esto
Translation:   The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law
Population:   6 million
Area of state:   69,704 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1821

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Missouri, also called "The Show Me State," is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. The capital is Jefferson City. The state was first acquired from France in the Louisiana Purchase.

The Constitution of Missouri was adopted in 1945. Missouri has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 163 members of the House of Representatives and 34 members of the State Senate.

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