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Vermont History Timeline

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The Native Indians of Vermont included the Abnaki, Mohican, Pennacook and the Pocomtuc tribes
Statehood: Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791
Constitution: 14th State to be admitted to the Union
State Motto: "Freedom and Unity"

Vermont History Timeline

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French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557) is first European to sight Vermont



French explorer Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) claimed the Vermont region for France and discovers Lake Champlain



Dutch-British settlers and British soldiers from Albany under Captain Jacobus de Warm established the De Warm Stockade at Chimney Point



British build Fort Dummer at Dummerston



Vermont's first permanent British settlement was made at Fort Dummer, under the command of Lieutenant Timothy Dwight , in what is now Brattleboro



The French arrived, under Seigneur Gilles Hocquart, and constructed a small temporary wooden stockade (Fort de Pieux) on what was Chimney Point



The French constructed Fort St. Frederic which gave the French control of the New France/Vermont border region in the Lake Champlain Valley



French abandon settlement at Chimney Point



The township of Windsor, referred to as "the birthplace of Vermont", was established



The Scottish-American Land Company brings Scottish settlers to Vermont



Ethan Allen (1738-1789) leads the settlers and the Green Mountain Boys and captures Fort Ticonderoga



1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America.The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence)



July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence



July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces



Last major Indian raid, led by the British, in Royalton



September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain



Statehood - The Date that Vermont was admitted to the Union - March 4, 1791. Constitution - Vermont was the 14th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Freedom and Unity "



The Louisiana Purchase - In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. The U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison paid 15 million dollars for the land



1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence



Maine becomes its own state



John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War.



1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

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Origin of the State name - Named after "Verd Mont" in 1647 by the French explorer Samuel de Champlain meaning green mountain.

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