Wisconsin History Day By Day


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Wisconsin as a Territory

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Read More About It

"Observations on the Wisconsin Territory (Mid-American Frontier)" by William Rudolph Smith

"From Exploration to Statehood" by Alice E. Smith


Vocabulary:

reduced
boundaries
portion


Interesting Fact:

The original Wisconsin Territory included all of present-day states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, and part of the Dakotas up to the Missouri River.


Study Questions:

  • What were the boundaries of the Wisconsin Territory before this date?
  • Why did Congress reduce the Wisconsin Territory?
  • When was the northeast portion of Minnesota taken away from Wisconsin?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about 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 June 13:

    1966: The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling stating that suspects of a crime must be informed of their constitutional rights when arrested. The case was Miranda vs. Arizona.



  • June 13

    June 13, 1838: Congress reduced the size of the Wisconsin Territory to the present boundaries, including a portion of northeast Minnesota.


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