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Item 18710

John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1823

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1823 Location: Alfred Media: Cut paper and silk

Item 22394

John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Location: Alfred Media: Engraving

Item 22532

Bow and Arrow House, Alfred, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Alfred Historical Committee Date: circa 1955 Location: Alfred Media: Photographic print

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Lesson Plan

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.