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Wisconsin Historical Eras and Themes

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EnlargeClassroom view of male and female students as they read and practice math. A teacher looks on from the head of the class.

Class at the State School for the Deaf, 1893

Delavan, Wisconsin. Photo by H.H. Bennett. View the original source document: WHI 25776

Below is a list of Wisconsin Historical Eras and Themes. All years approximate and based on accepted standards from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Wisconsin Historical Eras

First Nations
Before 1620
Early Explorers
Before 1800
Territory to Statehood
1787-1848
Early Wisconsin, the Civil War, and Reconstruction
1848-1877
The Progressive Era and World War I
1874-1914
World War I and the Great Depression
1914-1939
The New Deal and World War II
1933-1945
Postwar Wisconsin
1945-1960
Vietnam Era
1960-1975
Modern Era
1975-Present

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