Wisconsin History Day By Day


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The Northwest Territory

Judge Doty's Court


Read More About It

"James Duane Doty, Frontier Promoter" by Alice Smith


Vocabulary:

federal


Interesting Fact:

When the Wisconsin Territory was being created, Doty wanted it to be called "Chippewa."


Study Questions:

  • How long was Wisconsin a part of the Michigan Territory?
  • What is Doty's background? When and where was he born? Where did he go to school? What was his occupation before 1823?
  • What is Doty best known for in the early days of the Wisconsin Territory?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about James Doty:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 20:

    1852: "Uncle Tom's Cabin," written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, is first published.



  • March 20

    March 20, 1823: James D. Doty was named the first federal judge for the western Michigan Territory, which included present day Wisconsin.


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