Can You Score 15/15 on This Vermont Regional History Quiz?
Julia | 03 - 01 - 2022
Updated: January 3, 2022 11:00 pm IST
How well do you know Vermont history from the 18th century? From the capital Montpelier to the Vermont bordering states, there are so many wonderful things to learn about Vermont Regional History. Play our Vermont history timeline quiz to know about the unknown history of Vermont during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
1. Who Was the First Settler in Vermont?
French explorer Samuel de Champlain was the first European to set foot in Vermont in 1609. He was a French colonist, navigator, cartographer, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, and chronicler.
2. By Which Year Vermont Passed a Strict Law by Prohibiting Alcohol?
In 1916, Vermont Passed a Strict Law Prohibiting the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages. Some Towns Followed the Law, While Others Ignored it.
3. Which Was the First Daily Newspaper in Vermont?
The Burlington Free Press is the first daily newspaper in the state of Vermont. Burlington Free Press switched from being a weekly paper to a daily newspaper on April 1, 1848.
4. 1816 is Called the Year without a Summer in Vermont.
Yes. The year 1816 is often referred to as “1800 and Froze To Death” or “Year Without a Summer.” During this time, the summer months were filled with snow and frost, making farming practically impossible.
5. What Is Vermont’s Nickname?
Vermont comes from the two French words vert (green) and mont (mountain), which explains Vermont's nickname, the "Green Mountain State."
6. Who Defended Vermont from the British during the Revolutionary War?
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys defended their homeland from the British during the Revolutionary War. Along with Ethan Allen, Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga.
7. When Was Vermont Founded?
Vermont was founded in 1791 and it joined the federal Union as the fourteenth state by becoming the first state to enter the Union after the original thirteen colonies.
8. Did Vermont Break Away from New York?
The only successful breakaway from the state of New York was Vermont. In 1777, Vermont got separated from New York which has always disputed claims towards Vermont.
9. By Which Year Vermont Became a State?
In the year 1791, Vermont became the fourteenth state of the United States. But, before becoming a state, Vermont was an independent nation for 14 years.
10. What Was the Name of the Native American Tribe in Vermont?
The most prominent early indigenous tribes in Vermont were the Abénaki and Mahican. Most of the indigenous tribes have disappeared from Vermont through warfare, disease, or migration.
11. Who Established Their Settlement in Vermont?
The British arrived in 1724 and established their settlement in Vermont called Fort Dummer. The fort was mostly built to protect Massachusetts from raiding Indians and the French.
12. The British and the French Went to War in 1754.
The British and French went to war in 1754 and this war was called the French and Indian War. The war ended with the British winning in 1763. Britain now has control of Vermont.
13. During the 1777 War, Vermont Declared Itself the Independent Republic.
True. During the 1777 war, Vermont declared itself an independent republic. At first, Vermont was called New Connecticut, which was later renamed Vermont. They created their government.
14. By ____, Vermont's State Capital Was Moved to Montpelier from Windsor.
By 1805, Vermont's state capital was moved to Montpellier from Windsor because Montpelier is the central location and it is easily accessible. The residents were also provided with land and money.
15. The Representatives of New Hampshire Grants declared the independence of Vermont.
On January 15, 1777, representatives of the New Hampshire Grants declared the independence of Vermont. For the first six months, Vermont was called the Republic of New Connecticut.