How Washington Became a State


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In what year did Washington become a state?

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1. Of which territory was Washington originally a part?

2. What was Congress' condition to allow Washington to become its own territory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz ensure you understand the history of Washington's statehood. What was Washington's status before becoming a state, and when did statehood take place? See if you need to brush up on what you know.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • The year of Washington's statehood
  • Washington's original territory
  • One condition included with Washington becoming a state
  • Reasoning behind statehood not occurring earlier
  • Issues dropped from the Washington state constitution before becoming a state

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the final contents of the state constitution and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding any conditions imposed before Washington could become a state
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Washington's original territory

Additional Learning

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  • Washington's state flag
  • The role of Great Britain
  • When Washington residents first started working towards statehood