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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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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

… as a justice until 1820, when Maine attained statehood. He then left his position in Massachusetts to become a judge in the newly formed Supreme…

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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…