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State of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska State seal of Nebraska
Flag of Nebraska Seal
Nickname(s): Cornhusker State
Motto(s): Equality before the law
Official language(s) English
Demonym Nebraskan
Capital Lincoln
Largest city Omaha
Largest metro area Omaha-Council Bluffs
Area  Ranked 16th in the US
 - Total 77,421 sq mi
(200,520 km²)
 - Width 210 miles (340 km)
 - Length 430 miles (690 km)
 - % water 0.7
 - Latitude 40° N to 43° N
 - Longitude 95° 19' W to 104° 03' W
Population  Ranked 38th in the US
 - Total 1,711,263
 - Density 22.3/sq mi 
8.6/km² (42nd in the US)
 - Median income  $44,623 (20th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Panorama Point[1]
5,424 ft  (1,653 m)
 - Mean 2,592 ft  (790 m)
 - Lowest point Missouri River[1]
840 ft  (256 m)
Admission to Union  March 1, 1867 (37th)
Governor Dave Heineman (R)
Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy (R)
U.S. Senators Chuck Hagel (R)
Ben Nelson (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zones  
 - most of state Central: UTC-6/-5
 - panhandle Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations NE US-NE
Website www.nebraska.gov

Nebraska (IPA: /nəˈbræskə/) is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. Nebraska gets its name from a Chiwere word meaning "flat water," after the Platte River that flows through the state.[2] Once considered part of the Great American Desert, it is now a leading farming and ranching state. Nebraskans are sometimes colloquially referred to as "Cornhuskers" (which is derived from the state nickname). Nebraska is a state in the central United States, named after the Otoe word for the Platte River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nebraska. ... Image File history File links Seal_of_Nebraska. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. state flags ... The Nebraska State Seal was adopted in 1867. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NE.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nebraska ... The United States does not have an official language, but English is spoken by about 82% of the population as a native language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... Omaha redirects here. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is a metropolitan area comprised of the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and surrounding areas. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... This is a complete list of the states of the United States ordered by total area, land area, and water area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... “km” redirects here. ... Map of states populations (2007) This is a list of states of the United States by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison) as of July 1, 2007, according to the 2007 estimates of the United States Census Bureau. ... Map of states showing population density This is a list of the 50 U.S. states, ordered by population density. ... For information on the income of individuals, see Personal income in the United States. ... This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... Panorama Point is the highest point in Nebraska, at an elevation of 1654 m (5424 feet) above sea level. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Governor Dave Heineman speaks after being sworn in as the 40th Governor of Nebraska. ... This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. ... Rick Sheehy is an American Republican politician and the current Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... For other uses, see Ben Nelson (businessman). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... These are tables of congressional delegations from Nebraska to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Map of U.S. time zones with new CST and EST areas displayed This is a list of United States of America States by time zone. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... ... 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This article is about the Midwestern region in the United States. ... Chiwere (also called Iowa-Otoe-Missouria) is a Siouan language originally spoken by the Missouria, Otoe, and Ioway peoples in Northeast Kansas and parts of Missouri and Nebraska. ... This article is about the Platte River in Nebraska. ... The Great American Desert was an inaccurate term that described the area west of the Missouri River and east of the Rocky Mountains in the 19th century. ... Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants, animals and other life forms. ... Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants, animals and other life forms. ...

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History

Main article: History of Nebraska

On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act created the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, divided by the Parallel 40° North. The territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha. The history of the U.S. state of Nebraska dates back to its formation as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act, passed by the United States Congress on May 30, 1854. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the board game, see 1854 (board game). ... This 1856 map shows slave states (grey), free states (red), and US territories (green) with Kansas in center (white). ... map of Kansas Territory Kansas Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854 to January 29, 1861, when Kansas became the 34th U.S. state admitted to the Union. ... Nebraska Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States from May 30, 1854 until March 1, 1867 when Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state. ... The 40th parallel north is an imaginary line of latitude that circles through the Northern Hemisphere. ... Omaha redirects here. ...


In the 1860s, the first great wave of homesteaders poured into Nebraska to claim free land granted by the federal government. Many of the first farm settlers built their homes out of sod because they found so few trees on the grassy land. The Homestead Act was a United States Federal law that gave freehold title to 160 acres (one quarter section or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land in the American West. ... Rolled sod Sod is turf and the part of the soil beneath it held together by the roots, or a piece of this material. ...


Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867, shortly after the American Civil War. At that time, the capital was moved from Omaha to Lancaster, later renamed Lincoln after the recently assassinated President of the United States Abraham Lincoln. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Omaha redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ...


The Arbor Day holiday began in Nebraska, and the National Arbor Day Foundation is still headquartered in Nebraska City. Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. ... Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... Nebraska City is a city in Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. ...


Nebraska has a long history of civil rights activism, starting in 1912 with the foundation of Omaha's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter. The Civil rights movement in Omaha, Nebraska has roots that extend back until at least 1912. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, generally pronounced as EN Double AY SEE PEE) is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ...


Geography

Further information: List of counties in Nebraska and List of Nebraska rivers

Nebraska is split into two time zones. The Central Time zone comprises the eastern half of the state, while the western half observes Mountain Time. List of Nebraska counties: Adams County Antelope County Arthur County Banner County Blaine County Boone County Box Butte County Boyd County Brown County Buffalo County Burt County Butler County Cass County Cedar County Chase County Cherry County Cheyenne County Clay County Colfax County Cuming County Custer County Dakota County Dawes... This is a partial list of rivers in the state of Nebraska in the United States: Missouri River White River Niobrara River Snake River Keya Paha River Platte River Elkhorn River Logan River Loup River North Loup River Middle Loup River South Loup River Cedar River North Platte River South...


Nebraska is bordered by South Dakota to the north; Iowa to the east and Missouri to the southeast, across the Missouri River; Kansas to the south; Colorado to the southwest; and Wyoming to the west. The state has 93 counties; it occupies the central portion of the Frontier Strip. Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... List of Nebraska counties: Adams County Antelope County Arthur County Banner County Blaine County Boone County Box Butte County Boyd County Brown County Buffalo County Burt County Butler County Cass County Cedar County Chase County Cherry County Cheyenne County Clay County Colfax County Cuming County Custer County Dakota County Dawes... Frontier Strip refers to the American six states from North Dakota south to Texas. ...


Three rivers cross the state from east to west. The Platte River runs through the heart, the Niobrara River flows through the northern part of the state's region, and the Republican River traverses through the southern part of the state. This article is about the Platte River in Nebraska. ... The Niobrara River The Niobrara River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 430 mi (692 km) long, the U.S. states of Wyoming and Nebraska. ... The Republican River rises on the high plains of eastern Colorado in the United States. ...


Nebraska is composed of two major land regions: the Dissected Till Plains and the Great Plains. The easternmost portion of the state was scoured by Ice Age glaciers; the Dissected Till Plains were left behind after the glaciers retreated. The Dissected Till Plains is a region of gently rolling hills; Omaha and Lincoln are located within this region. The Dissected Till Plains are a land region of the United States, located in southern and western Iowa, northeastern Kansas, the southwestern corner of Minnesota, northern Missouri, eastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota. ... For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia Argentina Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland Icebergs breaking off glaciers at Cape York, Greenland This article is about the geological formation. ... Omaha redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ...


The Great Plains occupy the majority of western Nebraska. The Great Plains itself consists of several smaller, diverse land regions, including the Sandhills, the Pine Ridge, the Rainwater Basin, the High Plains and the Wildcat Hills. Panorama Point, at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), is the highest point in Nebraska; despite its name and elevation, it is merely a low rise near the Colorado and Wyoming borders. Sand Hills from space, September 2001 The Sand Hills are a 19,600 mi² (50,960 km²) region of mixed-grass prairie in north-central Nebraska, covering just over one-fourth of the state. ... The Pine Ridge is an escarpment between the Niobrara River and the White River in far northwestern Nebraska (a small section extends into South Dakota). ... The Rainwater Basin is a 4,200 mi. ... The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains in the central United States, located in eastern Colorado, western Kansas, western Nebraska, central and eastern Montana, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, northwestern Texas, and southeastern Wyoming. ... The Wildcat Hills are an escarpment between the North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek in the western Nebraska Panhandle. ... Panorama Point is the highest point in Nebraska, at an elevation of 1654 m (5424 feet) above sea level. ...

Nebraska state welcome sign
Nebraska state welcome sign

A past Nebraska tourism slogan was "Where the West Begins"; locations given for the beginning of the "West" include the Missouri River, the intersection of 13th and O Streets in Lincoln (where it is marked by a red brick star), the 100th meridian, and Chimney Rock. Tourist redirects here. ... Sign marking the 100th meridian in Cozad, Nebraska The 100th meridian west is a line of longitude passing through North America and the Pacific Ocean. ... Categories: Rock formations in the United States | U.S. National Historic Sites | Nebraska landmarks | Morrill County, Nebraska | Oregon Trail | US geography stubs ...


Nebraska, a doubly landlocked state, claims to have more miles of river than any other state. A landlocked country is one that has no coastline. ...


Highest elevations

  1. Panorama Point
  2. Hogback Mountain
  3. Mount Edna
  4. Lovers Leap Butte
  5. Table Top Mountain
  6. Lone Pine Butte
  7. Gabe Rock
  8. Pants Butte
  9. Eagle Nest
  10. Wildcat Hills
  11. Squaw Mound
  12. The Hat
  13. Bighorn Mountain
  14. Chalk Buttes

Panorama Point is the highest point in Nebraska, at an elevation of 1654 m (5424 feet) above sea level. ... The Wildcat Hills are an escarpment between the North Platte River and Pumpkin Creek in the western Nebraska Panhandle. ...

Federal land management

Areas under the management of the National Park Service include: The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

Areas under the management of the National Forest Service include: A windmill that once provided water for excavation teams working on digs at the site The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a U.S. National Monument near Harrison, Nebraska. ... Harrison is a village located in Sioux County, Nebraska. ... California Trail The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the American West from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... Categories: Rock formations in the United States | U.S. National Historic Sites | Nebraska landmarks | Morrill County, Nebraska | Oregon Trail | US geography stubs ... Bayard is a city located in Morrill County, Nebraska. ... Daniel Freemans homestead, located near Beatrice, Nebraska, was recognized by the United States Congress as the first homestead in the nation obtained through the Homestead Act and designated as the Homestead National Monument of America. ... Beatrice is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, 40 miles (64 km) south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River. ... In 1804, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark began a voyage of discovery with 45 men, a keelboat, two pirogues, and a dog. ... The Missouri National Recreational River is located on the border between Nebraska and South Dakota. ... Ponca is a city located in Dixon County, Nebraska. ... The Mormon Trail was the overland route the Mormon emigrants followed west from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah beginning in 1846. ... The Niobrara National Scenic River is located in north central Nebraska, United States, approximately 300 miles (320 km) northwest of Omaha, Nebraska. ... Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. ... For other uses of the term, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation) The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States Ruts made by wagons on the Oregon Trail in eastern Wyoming, at Register Cliff. ... The Pony Express National Historic Trail was used by young men on fast paced horses to carry the nations mail across the country, from St. ... Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska includes an important 19th century landmark on the Oregon Trail. ... Gering (IPA pronunciation: , rhymes with earring) is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ...

The Nebraska National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... The Oglala National Grassland is located in Sioux County, Nebraska, near the border of South Dakota. ... The Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest is located in the north-central Sandhills region of the U.S. state of Nebraska. ...

Climate

Two major climates are represented in Nebraska: the eastern half of the state has a humid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa), and the western half of the state has a semi-arid continental steppe climate (Koppen BSk). The entire state experiences wide seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation. Average temperatures are fairly uniform across Nebraska, while average annual precipitation decreases west to east from about 31.5 inches (800 mm) in the southeast corner of the state to about 13.8 inches (350 mm) in the Panhandle. Snowfall across the state is fairly even, with most of Nebraska receiving between 25 and 35 inches (650 to 900 mm) of snow annually. [1] The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ... This article is about the ecological zone type. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. ...

Map of Nebraska
Map of Nebraska

Nebraska is located in Tornado Alley; thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer months. The chinook winds from the Rocky Mountains provide a temporary moderating effect on temperatures in western Nebraska during the winter months. [2], [3] File links The following pages link to this file: Nebraska Categories: Nebraska maps | National Atlas images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Nebraska Categories: Nebraska maps | National Atlas images ... An outline of Significant Tornado Alley in the United States, where the highest percentage of violent tornadoes occur Tornado Alley is a colloquial term most often used in reference to the area of the United States in which tornadoes are most frequent. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Chinook. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 28,841
1870 122,993 326.5%
1880 452,402 267.8%
1890 1,062,656 134.9%
1900 1,066,300 0.3%
1910 1,192,214 11.8%
1920 1,296,372 8.7%
1930 1,377,963 6.3%
1940 1,315,834 −4.5%
1950 1,325,510 0.7%
1960 1,411,330 6.5%
1970 1,483,493 5.1%
1980 1,569,825 5.8%
1990 1,578,385 0.5%
2000 1,711,263 8.4%
Est. 2007 1,774,571 3.7%

As of 2007, Nebraska has an estimated population of 1,774,571, which is an increase of 10,806, or 0.6%, from the prior year and an increase of 63,306, or 3.7%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 77,995 people (that is 187,564 births minus 109,569 deaths) and a decrease due to net migration of 9,319 people out of the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 27,398 people, and migration within the country produced a net loss of 36,717 people.[3] The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The center of population of Nebraska is located in Polk County, in the city of Shelby [4]. Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... Shelby is a village located in Polk County, Nebraska. ...


As of 2004, the population of Nebraska included about 84,000 foreign-born residents (4.8% of the population).

Demographics of Nebraska (csv)
By race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 93.53% 4.48% 1.32% 1.58% 0.11%
2000 (Hispanic only) 5.24% 0.13% 0.17% 0.04% 0.02%
2005 (total population) 93.06% 4.82% 1.31% 1.85% 0.11%
2005 (Hispanic only) 6.74% 0.20% 0.18% 0.05% 0.03%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 2.25% 10.52% 1.72% 20.76% 5.53%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 0.48% 9.02% 0.56% 20.73% 4.75%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 32.17% 61.17% 9.63% 22.13% 8.10%
* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

The five largest ancestry groups in Nebraska are German (38.6%), Irish (12.4%), English (9.6%), Swedish (4.9%), and Czech (4.9%). Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. ... Czechs (Czech: Češi) are a western Slavic people of Central Europe, living predominantly in the Czech Republic. ...


Nebraska has the largest Czech-American population (as a percentage of the total population) in the nation. German-Americans are the largest ancestry group in most of the state, particularly in the eastern counties. Thurston County (made up entirely of the Omaha and Winnebago reservations) has a Native American majority, and Butler County is one of only two counties in the nation with a Czech-American plurality. Czech Americans refer to citizens of the United States who were born in, or who descended from, the territory of the historic Czech lands, constituting the Kingdom of Bohemia (consisting of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia), or succession states, now known as the Czech Republic. ... German Americans are common in the US. Light blue indicates counties that are predominately German ancestry. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... The Omaha tribe is a Native American tribe that currently reside in northeastern Nebraska and western Iowa, United States. ... The Ho-Chunk or Winnebago (as they are commonly called) are a tribe of Native Americans, native to what are now Wisconsin and Illinois. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ...


Rural flight

Population density of Nebraska
Population density of Nebraska

Eighty-nine percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people. Nebraska shares this characteristic with five other Midwest states (Kansas, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Iowa). Hundreds of towns have a population of fewer than 1,000. Image File history File links Nebraska_population_map. ... Image File history File links Nebraska_population_map. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Fifty-three of Nebraska's 93 counties reported declining populations between 1990 and 2000, ranging from a 0.06% loss (Frontier County) to a 17.04% loss (Hitchcock County). While many areas of the state continue to suffer, others have experienced substantial growth. In 2000, the city of Omaha had a population of 390,007; in 2005, the city's estimated population was 414,521,(427,872 including the recently annexed city of Elkhorn) a 6.3% increase over five years. The city of Lincoln had a 2000 population of 225,581 and a 2005 estimated population of 239,213, a 6.0% change. Frontier County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Hitchcock County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... Elkhorn was a municipality in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. ...


This rural flight has also had an impact on schools with many schools needing to consolidate in order to survive.


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Nebraska are:

The largest single denominations by number of adherents in 2000 were the Catholic Church 372,791, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 128,570, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 117,419 and the United Methodist Church 117,277[5]. Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... -1... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States has grown dramatically over the countrys history, from being a tiny minority faith during the time of the Thirteen Colonies to being the countrys largest profession of faith today. ... The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), founded in 1847 in Missouri, is the eighth largest Protestant denomination in the United States, and the second-largest Lutheran body in the U.S. after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... This article is about the current Christian denomination based in the United States. ...


Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates of Nebraska's gross state product in 2004 was $68 billion. Per capita personal income in 2004 was $31,339, 25th in the nation. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x2000, 1159 KB) The reverse side of the Nebraska State Quarter. ...


Nebraska has a large agriculture sector, and is an important producer of beef, pork, corn (maize), and soybeans.[4] Other important economic sectors include freight transport (by rail and truck), manufacturing, telecommunications, information technology, and insurance. For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pork (disambiguation). ... This article is about the maize plant. ... Soy redirects here. ... Freight is a term used to classify the transportation of cargo and is typically a commercial process. ... railroads redirects here. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information Technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company is one of the largest New York based life insurance companies Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ...


Nebraska has four personal income tax brackets, ranging from 2.56% to 6.84%. Nebraska has a state sales tax of 5.5%. In addition to the state tax, some Nebraska cities assess a city sales and use tax, up to a maximum of 1.5%. One county in Nebraska, Dakota County, levies a sales tax. All real property located within the state of Nebraska is taxable unless specifically exempted by statute. Since 1992, only depreciable personal property is subject to tax and all other personal property is exempt from tax. Inheritance tax is collected at the county level. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Dakota County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Industry

Kool-Aid was created in 1927 by Edwin Perkins in the city of Hastings, which celebrates the event the second weekend of every August with Kool-Aid Days. Kool-Aid is the official soft drink of Nebraska.[5] CliffsNotes were invented in Rising City, Nebraska by Clifton Hillegass. His pamphlets were based on the original Canadian idea, "Coles Notes." Categories: Food and drink stubs | Kraft brands | Beverages ... Edwin Perkins (January 8, 1889 – 1961), born in Lewis, Iowa, U.S., invented the powder drink mix Kool-Aid in 1927 in Hastings, Nebraska after his family had moved there from Iowa in 1893. ... Hastings is a city in Adams County, Nebraska, United States. ... CliffsNotes for Romeo and Juliet CliffsNotes (often, incorrectly, CliffNotes) are a series of student study guides available primarily in the United States. ... Rising City is a village located in Butler County, Nebraska. ... Clifton K. Hillegass (1918-2001), born in Rising City, Nebraska was publisher and founder of Cliffs Notes. ... Coles is a Canadian bookstore chain. ...


Omaha is home to Berkshire Hathaway, whose CEO Warren Buffett was ranked in March of 2008 by Forbes magazine as the richest person in the world. This city is also home to InfoUSA, TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, Woodmen of the World, Kiewit Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad. UNIFI Companies, Sandhills Publishing Company and Duncan Aviation reside in Lincoln while The Buckle is based out of Kearney. Sidney is the national headquarters for Cabela's, a specialty retailer of outdoor goods. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, NYSE: BRK.B) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. ... InfoUSA is one of the largest compilers of consumer information. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... West Corporation (formerly West TeleServices) provides outsourced customer relationship management (CRM) services based in the United States. ... Valmont Industries, Inc. ... Woodmen of the World is a fraternal organization in the United States. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... The ‘’’Acacia Life Insurance Company’’’ was established in 1867 as a mutual company owned by its policyowners. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... The Buckle, Inc. ... Cabelas (NYSE: CAB) is a Sidney, Nebraska-based direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. ...


The world's largest train yard, Union Pacific's Bailey Yard, is located in North Platte. The Vise-Grip was invented and is still manufactured in De Witt. Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln holds 85,157 people. During football games, it holds almost twice the population of Bellevue (47,954) the third-most populous city in the state. The second-largest Powerball payout was on February 18, 2006. It was $365 million and was split 8 ways by workers from a Lincoln food plant operated by ConAgra. Union Pacific redirects here. ... Bailey Yard is the world’s largest railroad classification yard. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a city in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ... For the Jamaican singer, see Pliers (singer). ... De Witt is a village located in Saline County, Nebraska. ... Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... For other uses, see Powerball (disambiguation). ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ...


Transportation

Railroads

Further information: List of Nebraska railroads

Nebraska has a rich railroad history. The Union Pacific Railroad, headquartered in Omaha, was incorporated on July 1, 1862, in the wake of the Pacific Railway Act of 1862. The route of the original transcontinental railroad runs through the state. Other major railroads with operations in the state are: Amtrak; BNSF Railway; Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad; and Iowa Interstate Railroad. Current common carriers Amtrak (AMTK) Brandon Corporation Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DME) Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) Kyle Railroad NEBKOTA Railway Nebraska Central Railroad (NCRC) Nebraska Northeastern Railway Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado RailNet Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway Sidney and Lowe Railroad Union Pacific... Union Pacific redirects here. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about 1862 . ... The Pacific Railway Acts were passed by the United States Congress in 1862 and 1864. ... This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad (DM&E, AAR reporting mark DME) is a Class 2 railroad operating across South Dakota and southern Minnesota in the northern plains of the United States. ... The Iowa Interstate Railroad (AAR reporting mark IAIS) is a Class II railroad operating in the central United States. ...


Roads and highways

Further information: List of Nebraska numbered highways

Interstate Highways through the State of Nebraska
                       
The U.S. Routes in Nebraska
                                                                        List of Nebraska State Highways Nebraska State Highway 2 Nebraska State Highway 3 Nebraska State Highway 6 Nebraska State Highway 9 Nebraska State Highway 22 Nebraska State Highway 46 Nebraska State Highway 51 Nebraska State Highway 54 Nebraska State Highway 58 Nebraska State Highway 66 Nebraska State Highway 67 Nebraska... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Image File history File links I-76. ... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an interstate highway that runs from Interstate 70 in Arvada, Colorado (near Denver) to an intersection with Interstate 80 near Big Springs, Nebraska. ... Image File history File links I-80. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links I-129. ... Interstate 129 is a spur highway that connects Interstate 29 in Sioux City, Iowa to South Sioux City and Dakota City in Nebraska. ... Image File history File links I-180. ... Interstate 180 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska to downtown Lincoln. ... Image File history File links I-480. ... Interstate 480 is a loop highway that connects downtown Omaha, Nebraska (at a junction with Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 75) with Council Bluffs, Iowa (at a junction with Interstate 29). ... Image File history File links I-680. ... Interstate 680 in Nebraska and Iowa is the northern bypass freeway for the Omaha, Nebraska-Council Bluffs, Iowa metropolitan area. ... Current U.S. Route shield Current U.S. Route shield in California The system of United States Numbered Highways, often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways is an integrated system of roads and highways in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Image File history File links US_6. ... U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links US_20. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_26. ... United States Highway 26 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_30. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... Image File history File links US_34. ... U.S. Route 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... Image File history File links US_73. ... U.S. Highway 73 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 112 miles (180 km) from southeast Nebraska to northeast Kansas. ... Image File history File links US_75. ... U.S. Route 75 is a north-south U.S. Highway. ... Image File history File links US_77. ... U.S. Route 77 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_81. ... U.S. Highway 81 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_83. ... U.S. Highway 83 is one of the longest north-south U.S. Highways in the United States, at 1885 miles. ... Image File history File links US_136. ... U.S. Highway 136 is a spur of U.S. Highway 36. ... Image File history File links US_138. ... U.S. Highway 138, commissioned in 1926, is a short east-west highway in Colorado and Nebraska that runs parallel to the South Platte River. ... Image File history File links US_159. ... U.S. Highway 159 is a child route of U.S. Highway 59. ... Image File history File links US_183. ... U.S. Route 183 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_275. ... U.S. Highway 275 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_281. ... U.S. Highway 281 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_283. ... U.S. Highway 283 is a spur of U.S. Highway 83. ... Image File history File links US_385. ... U.S. Route 385 is a spur of U.S. Highway 85. ...

Law and government

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Nebraska's government operates under the framework of the Nebraska Constitution, adopted in 1875 and is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ...

Further information: Governor of Nebraska

The head of the executive branch is the Governor Dave Heineman. Other elected officials in the executive branch are the Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy (elected on the same ticket as the Governor), Attorney General Jon Bruning, Secretary of State John A. Gale, State Treasurer Shane Osborn, and State Auditor Mike Foley. All elected officials in the executive branch serve four-year terms. List of Nebraska Governors David Butler Republican 1867-1871 William H. James Republican 1871-1873 Robert Wilkinson Furnas Republican 1873-1875 Silas Garber Republican 1875-1879 Albinus Nance Republican 1879-1883 James W. Dawes Republican 1883-1887 John Milton Thayer Republican 1887-1892 James E. Boyd Democratic 1892-1893 Lorenzo... The following is a list of the Governors of the State of Nebraska. ... Governor Dave Heineman speaks after being sworn in as the 40th Governor of Nebraska. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Rick Sheehy is an American Republican politician and the current Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. ... The Nebraska Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer and lawyer for the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... A.G. Bruning Jon Bruning is the current attorney general of the state of Nebraska, United States, elected in 2002. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... John A. Gale, born October 23, 1940 is a Republican Party politician from North Platte, Nebraska, and is Nebraskas 26th Secretary of State. ... State Treasurers in the United States are executive offices in 49 of the 50 US States with Texas being the only state to not have such an office. ... The creator of or main contributor to this page may have a conflict of interest with the subject of this article. ... State auditors are executive officers of U.S. states. ... Mike Foley (b. ...

Further information: Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska State Capitol

Nebraska is the only state in the United States with a unicameral legislature; that is, a legislature with only one house. Although this house is officially known simply as the "Legislature", and more commonly called the "Unicameral", its members still call themselves "senators". Nebraska's Legislature is also the only state legislature in the United States that is nonpartisan. The senators are elected with no party affiliation next to their names on the ballot, and the speaker and committee chairs are chosen at large, so that members of any party can be chosen for these positions. The Nebraska Legislature can also override a governor's veto with a three-fifths majority, in contrast to the two-thirds majority required in some other states. The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... The Nebraska State Capitol A daytime view of the tower. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the... Much of the contents of this page were merged with Non-partisan_democracy. ...


The Nebraska Legislature meets in the third Nebraska State Capitol building, built between 1922 and 1932. The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... The Nebraska State Capitol A daytime view of the tower. ...

Nebraska state insignia
Motto Equality Before the Law
Slogan Nebraska, possibilities...endless
Bird Western meadowlark
Animal White-tailed deer
Fish Channel catfish
Insect European honey bee
Flower Goldenrod
Tree Cottonwood
Song "Beautiful Nebraska"
Quarter Nebraska quarter
Released April 7, 2006
Grass Little bluestem
Beverage Milk
Dance Square dance
Fossil Mammoth
Gemstone Blue agate
Soil Holdrege series

For years, United States Senator George Norris and other Nebraskans encouraged the idea of a unicameral legislature, and demanded the issue be decided in a referendum. Norris argued: These are lists of U.S. state insignia as designated by tradition or the respective state legislatures List of U.S. state amphibians List of U.S. state beverages List of U.S. state birds List of U.S. state butterflies List of U.S. state colors List of U... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Sturnella neglecta Audubon, 1844 The Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta, is a medium-sized blackbird, very similar in appearance to the Eastern Meadowlark. ... A state mammal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... Binomial name Zimmermann, 1780 The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, or simply as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America, northern portions of South America as far south as Peru, and... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Binomial name (Rafinesque, 1818) Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, are North Americas most numerous catfish species. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state butterflies be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies North-west of Europe South-west of Europe Middle East Africa Synonyms Apis mellifica Linnaeus, 1761 The Western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ State Flower of Alabama. ... Species See text. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: | | ... Species Populus deltoides L. Populus fremontii [[]] Populus nigra L. This article is about the poplar species. ... Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Beautiful Nebraska is the state song of Nebraska. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program (Pub. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x2000, 1159 KB) The reverse side of the Nebraska State Quarter. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), also called alkali grass or desert saltgrass, is a North American prairie grass. ... This is a list of official state beverages:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... A glass of cows milk. ... This is a list of official U.S. state dances:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Square dance is often used as a general term for modern Western square dance. ... Though every state in the United States has a State Bird and a State Flower, not every state in the United States has a State Fossil. ... This article is about the genus Mammuthus. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... Chalcedony knife, AD 1000-1200 Bloodstone redirects here. ... This is a list of official U.S. state soils: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... George William Norris (July 11, 1861 - September 2, 1944) was a U.S. political figure. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...

The constitutions of our various states are built upon the idea that there is but one class. If this be true, there is no sense or reason in having the same thing done twice, especially if it is to be done by two bodies of men elected in the same way and having the same jurisdiction.

Unicameral supporters also argued that a bicameral legislature had a significant undemocratic feature in the committees that reconciled Assembly and Senate legislation. Votes in these committees were secretive, and would sometimes add provisions to bills that neither house had approved. Nebraska's unicameral legislature today has rules that bills can contain only one subject, and must be given at least five days of consideration. This article is about bicameralism in government. ...


Finally, in 1934, due in part to the budgetary pressure of the Great Depression, Nebraska's unicameral legislature was put in place by a state initiative. In effect, the Assembly (the house) was abolished; as noted, today's Nebraska state legislators are commonly referred to as "Senators." For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...

Further information: Nebraska Supreme Court

The judicial system in Nebraska is unified, with the Nebraska Supreme Court having administrative authority over all Nebraska courts. Nebraska uses the Missouri Plan for the selection of judges at all levels. The lowest courts in Nebraska are the county courts, above that are twelve district courts (containing one or more counties). The Court of Appeals hears appeals from the district courts, juvenile courts, and workers' compensation courts. The Nebraska Supreme Court is the final court of appeal. The Nebraska Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... The Nebraska Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... Also known as the merit plan, the Missouri Plan (originally the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan) is a method for the nonpartisan selection of judges currently used in 11 U.S. states as well as in many other countries. ... The Nebraska State Court of Appeals hears cases from lower courts. ...


Nebraska currently has no active death-penalty law, due to a 2008 Nebraska Supreme Court ruling that declared the use of electrocution to be in conflict with the state constitution. (Prior to this ruling, Nebraska was the only place in the world that used electrocution as the sole method of execution.) However, executions in Nebraska had been infrequent; none had been carried out in the 21st century, and in the last few decades the state had strongly flirted with the idea of a moratorium on, or complete abolition of, capital punishment. Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...


Federal government representation

Further information: U.S. Congressional Delegations from Nebraska

Nebraska's U.S. senators are Chuck Hagel (R) and Ben Nelson (D). Nebraska has three representatives in the House. They are: Jeff Fortenberry (R, NE-1); Lee Terry (R, NE-2); and Adrian Smith (R, NE-3). Nebraska State Capitol at night (taken Oct. ... Nebraska State Capitol at night (taken Oct. ... The Nebraska State Capitol A daytime view of the tower. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Nebraska to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... For other uses, see Ben Nelson (businessman). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry, born December 27, 1960 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a Republican U.S. Representative from the first Congressional district of Nebraska (seemap]). He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004, succeeding the more moderate Doug Bereuter, who resigned. ... The 1st Nebraska Congressional District seat encompasses most of the eastern quarter of the state. ... Lee Raymond Terry (born January 29, 1962) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the Omaha-area Second Congressional District. ... The 2nd Nebraska Congressional District seat encompasses the core of the Omaha metropolitan area. ... Adrian M. Smith (born December 19, 1970) is an American politician from the state of Nebraska. ... The 3rd Nebraska Congressional District seat encompasses the western three-fourths of the state; it is one of the largest non-at-large Congressional districts in the country. ...


Nebraska is one of two states (the other being Maine) that allow for a split in the electoral vote. Since 1991, two of Nebraska's five electoral votes are awarded based on the winner of the statewide election while the other three go to the highest vote-getter in each of the state's three congressional districts. Although possible, a split in the electoral vote has not occurred in any election. Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college that chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ...


Nebraska politics

Further information: United States presidential election, 2004, in Nebraska, Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2006 and Nebraska United States Senate election, 2006

For most of its history, Nebraska has been a solidly Republican state. Republicans have carried the state in all but one presidential election since 1940—the 1964 landslide election of Lyndon B. Johnson. In the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush won the state's five electoral votes by a 33% margin (the fourth-most Republican vote among states) with 65.9% of the overall vote; only Thurston County, which includes two American Indian reservations, voted for John Kerry. Nebraska, a rural Great Plains state, is a Republican and conservative stronghold. ... The 2006 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 2006; the primary election was held on May 9, 2006. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Nebraska will be held November 7, 2006. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... LBJ redirects here. ... Presidential election results map. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


Despite the current Republican domination of Nebraska politics, the state has a long tradition of electing centrist members of both parties to state and federal office; examples include George Norris (who served his last few years in the Senate as an independent), J. James Exon, and Bob Kerrey. This tradition is illustrated by Nebraska's current senators: Chuck Hagel is considered a maverick within his party, while Ben Nelson is arguably one of the most conservative members of his party in the Senate. Jim Exon John James Jim Exon (August 9, 1921 – June 10, 2005) was an American Democratic politician. ... Joseph Robert Bob Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was the Democratic Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987, and a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001). ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... For other uses, see Ben Nelson (businessman). ... Conservative may refer to: Conservatism, political philosophy A member of a Conservative Party Conservative extension, premise of deductive logic Conservativity theorem, mathematical proof of conservative extension Conservative Judaism britney spears Category: ...


Important cities and towns

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Largest cities

Downtown Omaha
Downtown Omaha
Downtown Lincoln
Downtown Lincoln
100,000+ population 10,000+ population

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... View of Downtown Omaha looking west from the Gene Leahy Mall. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1023x437, 54 KB) Picture taken (by myself) of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, from my apartment near 1st and Cornhusker Hwy. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1023x437, 54 KB) Picture taken (by myself) of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, from my apartment near 1st and Cornhusker Hwy. ... Omaha redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... Bellevue is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. ... Image:Thumb18115. ... Kearney is a city in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... Hastings is a city in Adams County, Nebraska, United States. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a city in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ... Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, 113 miles northwest of Omaha at the intersection of U.S. Route 81 and U.S. Route 275. ... Columbus is a city in Platte County, Nebraska, 90 miles (148 km) west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. ... For the record label, see Papillion Records. ... La Vista is a city located in Sarpy County, Nebraska. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. ... Beatrice is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, 40 miles (64 km) south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River. ... South Sioux City is a city located in Dakota County, Nebraska. ... Downtown Lexington, looking north Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. ...

Urban areas

Metropolitan areas Micropolitan areas
  • Omaha-Council Bluffs - 700,991 (Nebraska portion); 822,549 (total for Nebraska and Iowa)
  • Lincoln - 283,970
  • Sioux City, Iowa - 26,757 (Nebraska portion); 143,474 (total for Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota)

Other areas This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into United States micropolitan area. ... The Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area is a metropolitan area comprised of the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and surrounding areas. ... Nickname: Location in Nebraska Coordinates: , Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Chris Beutler Area  - City 195. ... Sioux City (pronounced ) is a city located in northwest Iowa in the United States. ... Image:Thumb18115. ... Kearney is a city in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. ... Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, 113 miles northwest of Omaha at the intersection of U.S. Route 81 and U.S. Route 275. ... Hastings is a city in Adams County, Nebraska, United States. ... Movie theater in downtown Scottsbluff Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. ... Grain elevator along the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown North Platte North Platte is a city in Lincoln County in southwestern Nebraska on I-80 where the South Platte River and the North Platte River join to form the Platte River. ... Fremont is a city located in eastern Nebraska, in Dodge County, near Omaha. ... Columbus is a city in Platte County, Nebraska, 90 miles (148 km) west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. ... Downtown Lexington, looking north Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. ... Beatrice is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, 40 miles (64 km) south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River. ...

  • Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney comprise the “Tri-Cities” area.
  • The northeast corner of Nebraska is part of the Siouxland region.
  • The majority of Nebraska's land is not urban but rural.

Tri-Cities is an appellation used to refer to several municipal areas in the United States, each of which consists mainly of three small cities of approximately the same size and regional importance. ... Siouxland is a general term for the area around Sioux City, Iowa, an area that includes much of northwestern Iowa, the northeast corner of Nebraska and the southeast corner of South Dakota. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

University of Nebraska system University of Nebraska seal The University of Nebraska is the main public higher education outlet of the State of Nebraska in the United States. ...

Nebraska State College System “University of Nebraska” redirects here. ... The University of Nebraska at Kearney (also known informally as UNK), founded in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney, is the Kearney campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), located in the metropolitan area. ... The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the a public academic medical center in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is located in Curtis, Nebraska. ... The Nebraska State College System is the governing body for Nebraskas three public colleges (Chadron State College, Peru State College and Wayne State College) that are not part of the University of Nebraska System. ...

Private colleges/universities Chadron State College is a four-year public college in the Nebraska State College System in Chadron, Nebraska. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wayne State College is a state-supported four year university. ...

Nebraska Community College Association Bellevue University, founded in 1966, is a not-for-profit institution situated in Bellevue, Nebraska. ... Clarkson College is a private college located in Omaha, Nebraska that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health sciences. ... College of Saint Mary is a Catholic womens college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska is a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synods Concordia University System. ... Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America. ... Dana College is an accredited baccalaureate college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in Blair, Nebraska. ... Doane College is a private liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska, with satellite learning centers in Lincoln and Grand Island. ... Grace University is a private Bible college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Hastings College is a private, undergraduate, four-year, residential liberal arts college in Hastings, Nebraska. ... Midland Lutheran College is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Fremont, Nebraska. ... Nebraska Christian College is an accredited baccalaureate college of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, located on a 40-acre campus in Norfolk, Nebraska. ... Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health is located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Nebraska Wesleyan University, is a private, coeducational university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... Summit Christian College was established in 1951 as Platte Valley Bible College in Scottsbluff Nebraska. ... Union College is a private, co-educational, four-year college in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... York College York College is a private four year college affliated with the Churches of Christ located in York, Nebraska. ...

Further information: Colleges and universities of Omaha, Nebraska

Little Priest Tribal College is an accredited Associates college of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). ... Metropolitan Community College (Metro) is a public community college located in Omaha, Nebraska that serves residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. ... Nebraska Indian Community College is locaed in Macy, Nebraska. ... Northeast Community College (NCC) is a community college system located in Northeast Nebraska. ... Southeast Community College (SCC) is a three part community college system located in Southeast Nebraska. ... Western Nebraska Community College is a community college in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. ... There are several colleges and universities in Omaha, Nebraska Metropolitan Community College University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska Medical Center Nebraska Christian College Nebraska Methodist College Bellevue University Clarkson College College of Saint Mary Creighton University Grace University ITT_Technical_Institute      Omaha topics History â€¢ Neighborhoods â€¢ Places and Landmarks â€¢ Parks â€¢ Architecture...

Culture

Arbor Day was founded by J. Sterling Morton. The National Arbor Day Foundation has its headquarters near his home in Nebraska City. The swing in the Hebron, Nebraska city park at 5th and Jefferson streets is claimed to be the world's largest porch swing, long enough to fit 18 adults or 24 children. Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. ... Julius Sterling Morton (NSHC statue) Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) was born in Adams, New York. ... Arbor Day is an American holiday that encourages the planting and care of trees. ... Nebraska City is a city located in Otoe County, Nebraska. ... Hebron is a city in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. ...


Nebraska Cornhusker football influences many of Nebraska's residents. On sell out Saturday football game days, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln with a capacity of 85,500 becomes Nebraska's 3rd Largest city.[6] Memorial Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, just north of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. ...


Sports

Further information: Sports in Nebraska

Professional sports began at North Panola High School in the early 1600s. ... The Lincoln Saltdogs are a Northern League baseball team based in Lincoln, Nebraska. ... This article refers to the modern American Association that started in 2006. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Omaha Beef are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1969 Major League affiliation Kansas City Royals Home ballpark Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Omaha, Nebraska Current uniform colors blue, red Previous uniform colors blue, gold Logo design A red, capital O outlined in blue with a... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Creighton Bluejays, or Jays, are the athletic teams of Creighton University, a Jesuit/Catholic University located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), located in the metropolitan area. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The University of Nebraska at Kearney (also known informally as UNK), founded in 1905 as the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney, is the Kearney campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), located in the metropolitan area. ... Wayne State College is a state-supported four year university. ... Chadron State College is a four-year public college in the Nebraska State College System in Chadron, Nebraska. ... The Lincoln Stars are the best Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ... Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States[1] and is on the east bank of the Missouri River. ... The Tri-City Storm are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). ...

Famous Nebraskans

Grover Cleveland Alexander, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Charles W. Bryan, William Jennings Bryan, Warren Buffett, Johnny Carson, Willa Cather, Dick Cavett, Dick Cheney, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Loren Eiseley, Reverend Edward J. Flanagan, Henry Fonda, Gerald R. Ford, Bob Gibson, Rollin Kirby, Harold Lloyd, Malcolm X, J. Sterling Morton, John Neihardt, Nick Nolte, George Norris, Tom Osborne, John J. Pershing, Roscoe Pound, Chief Red Cloud, Mari Sandoz, Robert Taylor, Darryl F. Zanuck (World Almanac & Book of Facts, Reader's Digest Publishing, 2008)


See also

  • List of Nebraska-related topics
Nebraska Portal

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References

  1. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 6, 2006.
  2. ^ Koontz, John. Etymology. Siouan Languages. Retrieved on 2006-11-28.
  3. ^ Cumulative Estimates of the Components of Population Change for the United States, Regions, and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2007 (NST-EST2007-04) (CSV). United States Census Bureau (2007-12-27). Retrieved on 2007-12-27.
  4. ^ Nebraska State Agriculture Overview - 2006 (PDF). United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
  5. ^ History: Kool-Aid: Hastings Museum
  6. ^ Nebraska Lost, Nebraska Found. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 2008-05-01.
  7. ^ NCAA Division II Home Page. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.

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Bibliography

Surveys

Scholarly special studies

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  • Bogue Allen G. Money at Interest: The Farm Mortgage on the Middle Border (1955)
  • Brunner, Edmund de S. Immigrant Farmers and Their Children (1929)
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    • Chudacoff, Howard P. "A New Look at Ethnic Neighborhoods: Residential Dispersion and the Concept of Visibility in a Medium-sized City." Journal of American History 60 (1973): 76-93. about Omaha; in JSTOR
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  • Fuller, Wayne E. The Old Country School: The Story of Rural Education in the Midwest (1982)
  • Grant, Michael Johnston. "Down and Out on the Family Farm" (2002)
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