Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin Constitution

The Making of the Wisconsin Constitution

Wisconsin and Its Resources-Constitution


Read More About It

"The Attainment of Statehood" by Milo Quaife


Vocabulary:

delegates
adjourned
constitution


Interesting Fact:

Voters of Wisconsin have amended the constitution over 125 times since 1848.


Study Questions:

  • What were the major controversies during the writing of the state's constitution?
  • One group of people involved with writing the constitution were called the "Barnburners." Who were they and what did they represent?
  • What is the purpose of having a state constitution?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin's Constitution:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on February 1:

    1960: Four black college students are refused service at a lunch counter in North Carolina, and begin a sit-in protest.
    2003: The space shuttle Columbia breaks up during re-entry, killing the seven crew members.



  • February 1

    February 1, 1848: The delegates to the 1847-1848 constitutional convention adjourned after spending seven weeks writing the Wisconsin Constitution. It was presented to the voters on March 13.


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