March 1, 2016 - Presidential Primary
Arkansas Governor Candidates for governor
Arkansas Governor Election RaceArkansas Elections, Congressional and Governor Candidates Information and Election Races.
State Primary is March 1, 2016
Asa Hutchinson (R)
Arkansas Lieutenant Governor
Tim Griffin (R)
Arkansas Election Candidates for US Congress from AZ
History of Arkansas. Information that every Arkansas Election Candidates Should Know:
The history of Arkansas began millennia ago when humans first crossed into North America. Many tribes used Arkansas as their hunting lands but the main tribe was the Quapaw who settled in Arkansas River delta upon moving south from Illinois. Early French explorers gave the territory its name, a corruption of Akansea, which is a phonetic spelling of the Illinois word for the Quapaw. What began as a rough wilderness inhabited by trappers and hunters became incorporated into the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and became Arkansas Territory in 1819. Upon gaining statehood in 1836, Arkansas had begun to prosper under a plantation economy that was heavily reliant on slave labor. After the Civil War Arkansas was a poor rural state based on cotton. Prosperity returned in the 1940s. The state became famous for its political leadership, inclusing President Bill Clinton (Governor, 1979-81 and 1983-92), and as the base for the Walmart corporation.