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G.W. Pierce on meeting President J.Q. Adams, 1828

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1828 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Blue Hill Granite Quarry workers, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photograph on paper

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The Votes for Statehood

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Maine became a state in 1820 after separating from Massachusetts, but the call for statehood had begun long before the final vote. Why did it take so long? Was 1820 the right time? In this lesson, students will begin to place where Maine’s statehood fits into the broader narrative of 18th and 19th century American political history. They will have the opportunity to cast their own Missouri Compromise vote after learning about Maine’s long road to statehood.