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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Overview: Road to Statehood Map of the Inhabited Part of Maine, Moses Greenleaf, 1829Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Many know…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

… and the only thing standing its way from full statehood status was a vote in Washington to admit it into the Union.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

Proclamation of statehood, 1820 Statehood at last! Written by William King—Maine's first governor—on March 16, 1820.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Maine in the 17th Century

… long before Congress approved its request for statehood 1820. It began in the early 17th century, when scattered, yet permanent, fishing…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Turn of the Century to the War of 1812

… entered a stage of maturity—making it ripe for statehood. Census of the District of Maine, 1810 Maine's population grew by 77,804 between 1800 and…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Coasting Law of 1789

The Coasting Law of 1789 'Unity' and 'Margaretta,' Machias, 1755 The Coasting Law of 1789 required that merchant ships port and register at…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - 1790s: A Growing Movement

1790s: A Growing Movement "An address to the inhabitants of the District of Maine upon the subject of their separation," Portland, 1791Item…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation Overwhelmingly dedicated to independence from Britain, Mainers quieted any murmurs of…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 2 of 2

The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation The committee sent a similar address to the citizens of Maine urging them to support…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

After the War: The First Victory for Separationists The "Boxer" and "Enterprise," Monhegan, 1831 This painting depicts an 1813 battle between…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Sally Holmes's evening gown, ca. 1824 - Page 1 of 2

… served as one of Maine's first US senators after Statehood. Sally and her daughter, Sarah Ann, spent "the season" in Washington.

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

… King was recruited during the Centennial of Statehood gathering on August 1, 1920. It was named in honor of Maine's first governor of Maine…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

… in 1813, he became Maine’s chief proponent for statehood, which was accomplished through the Missouri Compromise in 1820.

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

… 1812 served as an impetus toward Maine's path to statehood. Opposing President Madison's declaration of war on Great Britain, Governor Strong would…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

… Contributed bySouthwest Harbor Public Library By statehood in 1820 islanders were thriving. They were building ships and more mills to support…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

… had suffered, he began a seven-year effort toward statehood that began with a petition to Massachusetts for separation.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

… from Ellsworth in 1825, Maine was five years into statehood and independence from Massachusetts. Bangor 's location on the Penobscot River made it…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

Before Maine had even attained its 1820 statehood, education in Blue Hill was growing. As early as 1802, Blue Hill had requested a secondary school.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… and later Maine’s foremost proponent of statehood, eventually chairing the constitutional convention in 1819 and becoming the State’s first…