Daniel Webster & the Dartmouth College Case

Daniel Webster was born on January 18, 1782, in Salisbury, New Hampshire, at a location within the present-day city of Franklin. He was the son of Abigail (née Eastman) and Ebenezer Webster, a farmer and local official who served in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. Ebenezer’s ancestor, the Scottish-born Thomas Webster, had migrated to the United States around 1636. Webster … Continue reading Daniel Webster & the Dartmouth College Case

New Hampshire Statehood

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire ratified the Constitution of the United States and was admitted as the ninth state in the United States.  It is part of the New England region of the northeastern United States. The state is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the … Continue reading New Hampshire Statehood