Minnesota: State History, Key Events & Historical Figures


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Why were the Ojibwa able to defeat the Dakota?

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1. Who was the first permanent settler in what became St. Paul?

2. Why did the Dakota War of 1862 break out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Minnesota became a part of the United States on April 11, 1858. Check what you know about other details related to Minnesota's history before and after it became a state by taking this quiz or printing and completing the worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments test knowledge of:

  • How the Ojibwa defeated the Dakota
  • Causes of the Dakota War of 1862
  • Prominent immigrant communities in Minnesota

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about reform passed during the Great Depression by the Farm-Labor Party and Governor Olsen
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of Minnesota
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the first settler in what is currently St. Paul

Additional Learning

Review the history of Minnesota by completing this lesson, Minnesota: State History, Key Events & Historical Figures. Covered objectives include:

  • Know which Native American tribe was initially most dominant
  • Review how Minnesota fell under the control of Britain then the U.S.
  • List which industries initially drew people to Minnesota