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When did Maine and Massachusetts separate states?

The Massachusetts General Court passed enabling legislation on June 19, 1819 separating the District of Maine from the rest of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The following month, on July 26, voters in the district approved statehood by 17,091 to 7,132.

What remained a part of Massachusetts until 1820?

Maine remained a part of Massachusetts until 1820, when it was established as a separate state.

What state was part of Massachusetts?

Although its pride was wounded, the Massachusetts legislature conceded, reluctantly passing a statehood bill for Maine in late 1819. There was only one condition. Statehood required the approval of Congress and the president. If statehood was not approved by March 4, 1820, Maine would remain a part of Massachusetts.

When did the state of Maine become part of Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts legislature finally consented in 1819. What no one in either Massachusetts or Maine foresaw, however, was that Maine’s quest for statehood would become entangled in the most divisive issue in American history — slavery.

Where was the district of Maine before the American Revolution?

The district was a part of the state of Massachusetts (which prior to the American Revolution was the British province of Massachusetts Bay ).

What was the population of Maine in 1820?

The population of the province grew from 91,000 in 1791 to nearly 300,000 in 1820. As Maine grew, so did discontent with its political dependence on Massachusetts. Wealthy coastal merchants, who were eager to govern themselves, were the first to complain.

When did Massachusetts become the sixth state of the United States?

1770 – Five Boston colonists are shot by British troops in the Boston Massacre. 1773 – Colonists in Boston dump crates of tea into the harbor in the Boston Tea Party. 1775 – The Revolutionary War begins with the Battles of Lexington and Concord. 1788 – Massachusetts becomes the sixth state of the United States.