WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — Friday marked 231 years since Vermont became a state.
On March 4, 1791, the first Federal Congress admitted Vermont as the 14th state in the United States of America.
Vermont had been an independent republic for the previous 14 years, the only state aside from Texas to go out on its own for a while. Vermont’s 1777 Constitution was the first in North America to ban adult slavery.
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