Keywords: william king
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2009–2014 Location: Kennebunkport; Kennebunkport Clients: Nancie M. Julian; William D. Forrest Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.
A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
… A Moral Dilemma William P. Preble to William King regarding Missouri Compromise, Portland, 1820 Although delighted by the arrival of…
1806 William King became a prominent figure in 19th century Maine separation politics and would continue to play a major role in early statehood as…
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
Using primary sources, students will explore the arguments for and against Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise, and the far-reaching implications of Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise such as the preservation and spread of slavery in the United States. Students will gather evidence and arguments to debate the statement: The Missouri Compromise was deeply flawed and ultimately did more harm to the Union than good.