WI Economy

What is Wisconsin's best known abolitionist event and court case? 

The case of Joshua Glover. 

Joshua Glover escaped from slavery, but was captured and locked in a Milwaukee jail in 1854. A sympathetic mob broke Glover out and helped him to freedom. The mob's leader was arrested for breaking the law, but when he carried his case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, justices declared the federal Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional.

What is the reason early settlers came looking for beavers?
To trade their fur
What is the capital of Wisconsin?
The first hydoelectric plant is opened in 1882 on what Wisconsin river?
The Fox River

Between 1901 and 1914 what are three things Progressive Republicans approved that were firsts in the United States

The first comprehensive statewide primary election system

The first effective workplace injury compensation law

The first state income tax

What did many of the early explorers come looking for in Wisconsin?
What is the reason many people from nearby states came to Wisconsin and built smelters?
Lead Mines
What is the state bird?
the robin

What event led to the first Spanish speaking communities to form in Wisconsin?

The Mexican Revolution in 1910


What was agreed to with the Treaty of Prairie du Chien that was signed in 1825?

In 1825 the U.S. government arranged the Prairie du Chien treaty between the Dakota and Ojibwe, as well as the Menominee, Ho Chunk, Sac and Fox, Iowa, Potawatomi, and Ottawa tribes. The treaty set the boundaries of tribal land.  This made it easier for the US government to push the divided tribes further to the West where they sometimes came into conflict with the Sioux and other tribes who already lived there.


What cultures built substantial settlements between 1000 and 1500 CE?

The Mississippian and Oneota cultures built substantial settlements including the fortified village at Aztalan in southeast Wisconsin.  The Oneota may be the ancestors of the modern Ioway and Ho-Chunk nations who shared the Wisconsin region with the Menominee at the time of European contact.


What area of Wisconsin was not impacted by glaciers during the last ice age?

The Driftless area

What is the state flower?
wood violet
Wisconsin is best known for what dairy product?
In 1919 this organized sport was sponsored by Acme Meat Packing Company.
What is the Green Bay Packers
Who introduced guns and metal tools to the Native Americans?
Nicholas Perrot
What is the name of the city that was the first lasting European settlement in Wisconsin?
Green Bay
What is the state animal?
the Badger
Wisconsin produces more of this product which involves trees than any other state. What is the product?
What is the year Wisconsin became a state?

Between 1940 and 1960, what three states did many Black families move from when they came to Wisconsin?

Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee


What year were Black men first able to vote in the State of Wisconsin?


When Wisconsin was preparing to become a state in 1846, leading citizens drafted a constitution that put the voting rights of African Americans up to a popular vote. A year later, the state's voters (all of them white, by definition) rejected the idea. But in a second referendum in 1849, suffrage for African-American men was approved by the majority of voters. This election result was misconstrued by local election officials until 1866, when Ezekiel Gillespie, a leader in Milwaukee's black community, sued for the right to vote and carried his case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Court found that African American men had actually been able to cast ballots in the Badger State since the 1849 referendum. In 1882 the word "white" was removed from the text of the constitution's article on suffrage.

What is the state motto?

Where was one of the first rural African American settlements?

Cheyenne Valley, in rural Forest Township, Vernon County.  This is near where Hillsboro is today.

Several families of free Blacks and escaped slaves had settled there before the Civil War. They lived alongside Norwegian, Irish, and Bohemian immigrants from Europe. Residents often shared tools and labor and even intermarried.

In 1764, this explorer entered Wisconsin.
Jean Nicolet
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