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Item 102124

James Monroe to John Holmes regarding the Treaty of Ghent, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816-01-24 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6643

Webster-Ashburton Treaty cartoon, Fort Kent, ca. 1842

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1842 Location: Fort Kent Media: Pen and ink on paper

Item 11830

Map of the country explored, Maine and New Brunswick, ca. 1818

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Media: Ink on paper, wash, map

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

Word of the treaty reached Hampden in February of that year. Back to Incorporation Continue to Expansion

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

The Treaty of Ghent ended the war in December 1814, but the action (or inaction) of Governor Strong alienated Mainers who began to call for…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… and the war came to an end with the Treaty of Ghent. Rising Tide View of the City of Bangor, 1837Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society…