The state of Wisconsin, located in the Upper Midwest region of the United States of America, covers an area of 54,157 square miles (139,859 square kilometers). It is bordered to the north by Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior, to the west by Minnesota, to the southwest by Iowa, to the south by Illinois, and to the east by Lake Michigan. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wisconsin's population in 2010 was 5,686,986. Its economy depends on manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. In 2011, Wisconsin's largest three employers were Walmart, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

History and Social Structure

Originally populated by Native Americans, including the Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Ojobwa, Sauk, and Pottawatomie tribes, Wisconsin played a large role in the French ...

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