From 1777 to 1791 Vermont was its own country called “Vermont Republic” which had its own currency, flag, government

secondvtrepublicflagFollowing controversy between the holders of the New York grants and the New Hampshire grants, Ethan Allen and his militia of “Green Mountain Boys” suppressed Loyalists. On January 15, 1777, a convention of representatives from towns in the territory declared the region independent, choosing the name the Republic of New Connecticut (although it was sometimes known colloquially as the Republic of the Green Mountains). On June 2 of that year, the name of the fledgling nation was officially changed to “Vermont” ( French meaning – the Green Mountains)upon the suggestion of Dr. Thomas Young,a Boston Tea Party leader and mentor to Ethan Allen.

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