Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors

The Disputed Michigan-Wisconsin Boundary


Read More About It

"Observations on the Wisconsin Territory" by William Rudolph Smith

"History of the Territory of Wisconsin from 1836 to 1848" by Moses McCure Strong


Vocabulary:

reduced
boundaries


Interesting Fact:

The changes in the boundaries were part of an act adopted by Congress enabling the attainment of statehood by the Wisconsin Territory.


Study Questions:

  • What parts of the territory were reduced?
  • How many changes in the territory boundaries did Wisconsin go through since 1836?
  • What physical features make up parts of Wisconsin's boundaries?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about changes in the boundaries of the Wisconsin Territory:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on August 6:

    1945: An atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II, killing an estimated 140,000 people.



  • August 6

    August 6, 1846: The Wisconsin Territory was reduced to the present boundaries.


    Wisconsin History Day By Day homepage
    January - December calendar page