Background Essays for Focusing Questions

Who First Lived In The Area We Now Call New Hampshire And Vermont?

Why Did Settlers Come To New Hampshire and Vermont, And Where Did They Come From?

Who Settled Here And How Did They Live?

What Did The Early Settlers Do To Organize Their Towns?


General Background Essays

English Settlement In The Connecticut River Valley: 1691-1791

The French Settlement Of Vermont: 1609-1929

The Rebellion in Western New Hampshire and the Proposed Union with Vermont, 1776-1784

Early Political Life in the Connecticut River Valley