Wisconsin History Day By Day


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History of the University of Wisconsin

The State University


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"The University of Wisconsin: A Pictoral History" by Arthur Hove


Vocabulary:

establishment
grant


Interesting Fact:

Even though the territorial legislature provided for the establishement of a university, it wasn't until February 1849 that the first class was held.


Study Questions:

  • Why did it take 11 years from 1838 before the University of Wisconsin was started?
  • Were other locations considered for the University of Wisconsin besides Madison?
  • What other Wisconsin colleges were founded before 1850?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the history of the University of Wisconsin:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on January 19:

    1809: Author Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston.
    1955: A presidential news conference appears on television for the first time.



  • January 19

    January 19, 1838: The territorial legislature provided for the establishment of a university at or near Madison. The grant for the use of land within the territory was approved by Congress and President Van Buren.


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