Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Did You Know Tuesday

Did you know that the State of Maine is the only state in the United States to have ever declared war on another country? That’s right, it happened around 1837 when the border between New Brunswick and Quebec and Maine were in dispute following the War of 1812. Maine declared war on Canada because of a border incident that arose from the borders not being fixed/permanent. Both sides massed troops, but there never was a conflict that arose during the Aroostook War, as it is known, between 1837-1842 as the borders were fixed according to the Webster-Ashburn Treaty of 1842. Since then, no other state has ever declared war on a country, leaving Maine as the only one that has ever done this.



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