Becoming A State
How did Vermont become the 14th US state?
When does Vermont's story start? People have lived on the land for over 12,000 years, thousands of years before Vermont existed. Select a topic to explore some of the significant events in the story of how Vermont became a state.
The Abenaki & The Europeans
What was Vermont before it became a state? What happened when people from different cultures met?
The New Hampshire Grants
Why was Vermont called the New Hampshire Grants? How did the English colonies divide the land?
The New York Patents
How did Vermont become the size and shape that it is today?
Starting a Town
How do you start a town in a place you've never been before? What natural resources are important for a town?
The Green Mountain Boys
How did the Green Mountain Boys help Vermont become Vermont?
The Westminster Massacre
How did a protest bring together the Grants and the Yorkers?
The Vermont Constitution
How is the Vermont Constitution like the Declaration of Independence?
The 14th State
Why did it take 14 years before Vermont became part of the United States?