Vermont

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Date of Statehood: March 4, 1791

Capital: Montpelier

Population: 625,741 (2010)

Size: 9,616 square miles

Nickname(s): Green Mountain State

Motto: Freedom and Unity

Tree: Sugar Maple

Flower: Red Clover

Bird: Hermit Thrush

Vermont Timeline
  • 1609 - Samuel de Champlain explores Vermont and claims the land for France.
  • 1666 - The French build Fort St. Anne, the first European settlement, on an island in Lake Champlain.
  • 1724 - The English build Fort Dummer in Vermont to protect the colonists in Massachusetts.
  • 1754 - The French and Indian War begins.
  • 1763 - The British win the French and Indian War and take control of Vermont.
  • 1775 - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga.
  • 1777 - Vermont declares itself an independent republic.
  • 1787 - Montpelier is established by Colonel Jacob Davis and General Parley Davis.
  • 1790 - Vermont settles its land disputes with New York and New Hampshire.
  • 1791 - The U.S. Congress admits Vermont as the 14th state.
  • 1805 - The state capital is moved to Montpelier from Windsor.
  • 1881 - Chester A. Arthur becomes the 21st President of the United States.
  • 1823 - Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States.

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