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What name did Vermont originally use in its first months as an independent nation?

7:06 AM, Jan 15, 2013   |    comments
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a. New Connecticut

Vermont declared its independence on Jan. 15, 1777.

It was not accepted as one of the original American colonies because of a territorial dispute with New York.

Vermont functioned as an independent republic for 14 years before being admitted as the first new state into the Union in 1791.

 

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