Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1820-04-13 Location: Saco Media: Ink on paper
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.
Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Bands and…