The forty-second President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, was governor of Arkansas before he was president.
The Mississippi River is one of the United States' three most important “flyways.” That means that lots of birds fly over it as they migrate north in the springtime and south in the fall. The birds use the river as a guide to stay on course, and as a source of water and stuff to eat.
The Mississippi River forms Arkansas's eastern border. The states of Oklahoma and a little bit of Texas are to its west. To its south is Louisiana and to its north is Missouri. Just like its location, Arkansas really is a little bit like the south, a little bit like the Midwest, and a little bit like the west.
Arkansas also has part of the Ozark Mountain chain. Part of the range has a cave system called Blanchard Springs Caverns. These are spectacular caves that almost no one has heard of!
Arkansas is the thirty-third largest state in population, with about 2.5 million people. Little Rock is the state's capital and the largest city.