Friday is a special day for Vermont, it’s the state’s 231st birthday.
In 1777, the Vermont Constitution was signed in Windsor, making it the “Birthplace of Vermont.”
More than a decade later, on March 4, 1791, the 1st Federal Congress admitted Vermont as the 14th state in the U.S.
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.