Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fact of the Day: Vermont Republic

Even though Vermont and its people fought for independence, and considered themselves Americans, they were not part of the original 13 states. Due to a boundary dispute from New York, Congress failed to recognize Vermont as a state. From 1777-1791 it existed as it's own republic, but most citizens wished for Vermont to join the union, and they later got their wish when it became the 14th state. 

25 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this, Adam.

Joy said...

Nice for then to be recognized as one of the states:)

Kay said...

Yae for Vermont!

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Bob Bushell said...

Who wouldn't like it?

Unknown said...

how interesting! did not know!

Aunt Mary said...

SO NICE :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting that it took so long.

Christine said...

Good for them!

DEZMOND said...

they could've been US Monaco or Luxembourg :)

Karen Baldwin said...

I haven't thought about Vermont in...well...ever. Thanks for the info.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The Republic of Vermont...interesting! I've always wanted to visit Vermont.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've only driven through the area, but it looks really nice.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting! Did not know that.

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de engineur said...

that was quite sometime ago

CQUEK said...

thanks for the info

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know that!

LV said...

Sicne I did not retain a lot from my history class, glad you are giving me a refresher course.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Haven't been to Vermont, but glad they finally got to become a state :)

Maude Lynn said...

I didn't know that!

Kati said...

Good to know!

Have a great day,
-Kati

P.S.: Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!

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Caro * said...

Interessant fact :)