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Vermont is a U.S. state located in New England. The state ranks 43rd in land area (9250 square miles), and its population (608,827) ranks as the second-smallest of the fifty states. As the only New England state with no coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, Vermont is notable for the Green Mountains in the west and Lake Champlain in the northwest. It borders Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Famous for its scenery, dairy products and maple syrup, Vermont has long been known for its liberal politics and staunchly independent political thinking. The state capital is Montpelier, while the largest city is Burlington.

Originally inhabited by Native American tribes (Iroquois, Algonquian and Abenaki), the territory that is now Vermont was claimed by France but became a British possession after France's defeat in the French and Indian War. For many years, rightful control of the area was disputed by the surrounding colonies. Settlers who held land titles granted by the Province of New Hampshire, through their Green Mountain Boys militia, eventually prevailed. Vermont became the 14th state to join the United States, following a 14-year period during and after the Revolutionary War as the independent Republic of Vermont.

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Ben and Jerry's in Singapore

Ben & Jerry's is a brand of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream novelty products, manufactured by Ben & Jerry's Homemade Holdings, Inc. It is headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, with the main factory in Waterbury, Vermont.

In 1978, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, instantly popular. In 1979, on the first anniversary, they celebrated the first ever Free Cone Day, still popular across the country. The company kept getting increasingly popular until, in 1984, Häagen-Dazs tried to limit distribution of Ben & Jerry’s in Boston, prompting Ben & Jerry’s to file suit against the parent company, Pillsbury.

Recently, the company has managed to go to environmentally friendly packaging, using unbleached paperboard Eco-Pint containers. (more)

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Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States, from 1923 to 1929. He was born in Plymouth, Vermont on July 4, 1872. He went to St. Johnsbury Academy for a year before attending Amherst College. After graduating, he followed the footsteps of a local law firm, and became active in politics. He worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. He got placed into the national spotlight after the Boston Police Strike in 1919, and was elected Vice President shortly after. Upon the death of Warren G. Harding, Coolidge became president. He was then reelected in 1924. On January 5, 1933, he died of a heart attack in his home. (more)

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  • January 22, 2018: Vermont governor Phil Scott signed H. 511, legalizing the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and the growing of two marijuana plants. This makes Vermont the first state in the country to legalize marijuana through the state legislature as opposed to through ballot initiatives. (Washington Post)
  • "'January 6, 2011 Peter Shumlin is elected governor.

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