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Wisconsin History Timeline

The Wisconsin History Timeline Overview
The Indian Wars - The Black Hawk War
Quebec Act made Wisconsin a part of Province of Quebec
Statehood: Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848
Constitution: 30th State to be admitted to the Union

There were many Native Indians of Wisconsin including the Chippewa, Dakota, Fox, Iowa, Kickapoo, Mohican, Miami, Munsee, Iroquois, Oto, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Tionontati, Winnebago and Wyandot tribes

Wisconsin History Timeline

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Jean Nicolet was the first known European to reach Wisconsin in search of the Northwest Passage.



1659-1660 - French fur traders Pierre-Esprit Radisson (1636 - 1710) and Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers (1618 - 1710) explore the region



The Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) and the French Explorer and fur trader Louis Jolliet (1645-1700) explore the region



Frenchman Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Luth (1636–1710) claims the region for France



1756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba



Indian War / Pontiac's Conspiracy aka Pontiac's Rebellion. The British treated the former Indian allies of the French like conquered peoples, which prompted the Ottawa Chief Pontiac (1720-1769) to lead a rebellion of a number of tribes against the British



Quebec Act makes Wisconsin a part of Province of Quebec



1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America.The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies



July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence



July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces



Date of settlement at Prairie du Chien



September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain. The United States takes ownership of Wisconsin



1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence



1832 - Black Hawk War was the last native conflict in the area, led by Chief Black Hawk. An unsuccessful attempt by the Sauk and Fox tribes to move back to their homeland.



Statehood - The Date that Wisconsin was admitted to the Union - May 29, 1848. Constitution - Wisconsin was the 30th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Forward ".



John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War.



1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln,a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

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Origin of the name - Named after the Wisconsin River and means "grassy place" in the Chippewa language.

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