New Hampshire Tidbits

Here a few little know tidbits about New Hampshire: 

New Hampshireis the only state to host the formal conclusion of a foreign war. In 1905, the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War was signed inPortsmouth.

 In 1767 the colony took its first census and reported about 52,700 people. By 1772 the state was divided into five counties, to which five others have been added since 1800.New Hampshiresoldiers played an active part in the colonial wars betweenGreat BritainandFrancefrom 1689 to 1763. By the end of the colonial period the seat of government was at Portsmouth, and there were 147 chartered towns in the province.

 In 1944, near the war’s end, New Hampshirehosted the Bretton Woods Conference, which founded two of the most important postwar institutions: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

 New Hampshire formed its own state government in January 1776.New Hampshire, one of the original 13 colonies, was the first state to have its own state constitution.

New Hampshire’s vote was the ninth and decisive vote in ratifying the Constitution of the United States in 1788.

 In 1846 Manchester became the first incorporated city in the state.

 To read more about New Hampshire go to: http://www.history.com/topics/new-hampshire

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