Category: Government, Politics & Law, Legal Documents
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 439
Plymouth Company Records, box 6/16, ca. 1809
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1809 Location: Augusta; Belgrade; Clinton; Fairfield; Gardiner; Hallowell; Norridgewock; Starks; Vassalboro; Wiscasset Media: Ink on Paper
Plymouth Company Records, box 12/3, 1796–1798
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1796–1798 Location: Canaan; Vassalboro Media: Ink on Paper
Thomas Burnham deposition against Rachel Clinton, Ipswich, Massachuestts, ca. 1692
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1690 Location: Ipswich Media: Ink on paper
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 5
Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets
Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.
Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?
The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.
Redact: Obscuring the Maine Constitution
In 2015, Maliseet Representative Henry Bear drew the Maine legislature’s attention to a historic redaction of the Maine Constitution. Through legislation drafted in February 1875, approved by voters in September 1875, and enacted on January 1, 1876, the Sections 1, 2, and 5 of Article X (ten) of the Maine Constitution ceased to be printed. Since 1876, these sections are redacted from the document. Although they are obscured, they retain their validity.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 50
City of Portland Planning & Urban Development
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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 6 of 7
Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Brunswick Town Meeting Minutes, 1719Maine Historical Society The Pejepscot Proprietors…
Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 7 of 7
Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? Residents on company lands also complained, with considerable justification, about suffering as a…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 3
Cape Verde and the Doctrines of Discovery
by Lelia DeAndrade
My Cape Verde family's culture and history is tied to the Doctrines of Discovery
Orphanage on Revere Street
An orphanage operated by a Mrs. Oliver on 54 Revere Street in Portland, Maine in 1930.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
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.
Nation to Nation: Treaties and Legislation between the Wabanaki Nations and the State of Maine
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan asks high school students to think critically about and look closely at documentation regarding the Nation-to-Nation relationship between the Wabanaki Tribes/Nations and the State of Maine. This lesson asks students to participate in discussions about morality and legislative actions over time. Students will gain experience examining and responding to primary and secondary sources by taking a close look at documents relating to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (MICSA) and the issues that preceded and have followed the Act.