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Minnesota Trivia - Minnesota Statehood
Can you answer the following questions about Minnesota becoming a state?
On what date did Minnesota become a state??
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In February of 1857, an attempt was made to move the Minnesota state capital to which city?
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Who introduced the bill in Congress for Minnesota to become a state?
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Who is credited with stopping the move of the state capital in 1857 by disappearing with the enrolled copy of the bill until the end of the session?
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What was the aye/nay vote in the U. S. Congress for approval of Minnesota for statehood?
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Who was Minnesota's first governor after attaining statehood?
Answer: Henry Hastings Sibley.
Who were Minnesota's first two Senators to the U. S. Congress?
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Who did Minnesota's first governor defeat, and by what vote count?
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When was Minnesota's first state capitol building built?
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Who was Minnesota's first lieutenant governor after attaining statehood?
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References: A HIstory of Minnesota, by William Watts Folwell.

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