15 March 1820: Maine Became the 23rd US State

The State of Maine

Prior to the American War of Independence the territory that comprises the present day state of Maine, USA, formed part of the county of Sunbury in the Province of Nova Scotia. Following the Peace of Paris at end of the war in 1783, Maine was confirmed as being part of

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5 March 1770: The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre by Paul Revere

A great deal of tension existed between the American colonies and the British government in the 1760s. In 1767 the Townshend Acts were passed by the British parliament in an attempt to enforce trade regulations and establish its right to tax the colonies.

The acts were unpopular with

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