Green Mountaineer - Government

Does your town have a Town Meeting?  Learn more about what happens there now - and what happened at Vermont's first town meetings.

A Time To Be Heard (PDF 1.2MB)
Tything Men, Hog-Reaves and Fence Viewers (PDF .5MB)

Vermont legislators make important decisions in our State House in Montpelier.  Where did they meet before Montpelier became our capital? 

The Great Vermont Statehood Debate (PDF 1.0MB)
Mom, There's a Legislator in Our Kitchen (PDF 1.5MB)
Vermont Government Finds a Home (PDF .7MB)
What To See at the State House (PDF .6MB)

What do the legislators discuss in the State House?

Your State House, A Guide to the Legislature (PDF 1.0MB)
Protecting Vermont's Air, Land and Water (PDF .8MB)
The Serpent on the Sideboard: Prohibition and Temperance in Vermont (PDF 1.3MB)
Playing the Odds (PDF 1.3MB)
The Hermit Thrush: Vermont's State Bird (PDF 1.2MB)

Two men from Vermont have become President of the United States.  Can you name them?

From Vermont Farm to the White House (PDF 1.4MB)

Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census.  The most recent one was in 2010.  How - and when - did the US census begin?

Counting Heads in 1791: The United States Census in Vermont (PDF 1.4MB)

In 1777, the Vermont Constitution limited slavery in Vermont.  But slavery was legal in the United States.  In the mid-1800s, some slaves came to - or through - Vermont for freedom.

Secret Road To Freedom (PDF 1.1MB)

Now test your knowledge:

Political Wordfind (PDF .5MB)

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