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Caleb Strong, Massachusetts, ca. 1810

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

Chapter 4, page 112.

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.