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Historical Items

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Item 9741

Hopkins, Maine State Legislature, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photoprint

Item 101558

The Constitution of the State of Maine and that of the United States, Portland, 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1825 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10216

Henry C. Brewer, Maine State Legislature. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Freeport Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?

The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… and was elected to the House in 1938 to the 89th Legislature and served three terms. He was Speaker of the House in the 91st Legislature, then ran…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 2 of 4

… too. In a petition to the newly-minted Maine Legislature, 176 male residents of Cumberland who signed a petition to the Legislature that year noted…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

… he began his political career in the Maine legislature, serving three terms as speaker. He was elected as a Congressman in 1843 and as U.S.

My Maine Stories

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Ted Truman (Throumoulos): A treasure trove of stories
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A son of Greek immigrants’ insight into his entrepreneurial family, culture and life experiences

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The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Governors

Grade Level: Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
Students will learn about the people who have occupied the office of Governor and how the Office of Governor operates. The students will understand the different hats and relationships that the Governor has.