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Caleb Strong, Massachusetts, ca. 1810

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Caleb Strong, Massachusetts, ca. 1810 / Maine Historical Society

<strong>Chapter 4, page 112.</strong>

Strong was governor of Massachusetts during the War of 1812, when Massachusetts failed to provide military support to Maine.

Many Mainers felt disconnected from Massachusetts as a result, serving to strengthen the movement for Maine statehood.

While statehood did not come until 1820, the seeds of the movement were sown in the early days of the new republic.