Wisconsin History Day By Day

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"Observations on the Wisconsin Territory" by William Rudolph Smith

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



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?

    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.

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