Wisconsin History Day By Day

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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?

    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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