Maine

Maine is the easternmost state in the United States and is known for its coastal scenery and seafood.

Asked in Maine, History of the United States

When did Maine become a US state?

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== == Maine's statehood came about as a result of the Missouri Compromise. The crux of the debate was that neither the pro-slavery nor anti-slavery side wanted its opponents to gain ground in terms of the number of free or slave states. Politics ruled, and a compromise prevailed. For every non-slave state there had to be a slave state for balance. After much negotiation and discussion, it was agreed that Maine, which had been part of Massachusetts, would be admitted to the Union as a free state and Missouri was admitted as a slave state. All land west of Missouri's southern border was made free. Delegates met for three weeks in October of 1819 in Portland, Maine, to hammer out a state constitution. In late February 1820, the bill for Maine statehood passed both houses of the US Congress. It was then sent to the President for approval. On March 3, 1820, the President signed the bill. Maine became the 23rd state to join the union. Portland was selected as the state capital, but this was temporary. In 1832 the capital was moved to Augusta, a more centrally located site.
Asked in Maine, United States of America, Definitions

What countries have only 2 syllable in their name?

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Benin, Belize, Brazil, Burma, Chile, China, Cuba, Congo, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Haiti, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Malta, Nepal, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Sudan, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, Yemen
Asked in Chicago, Maine, Flight Times

What is the flight time from Chicago to Maine?

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It would be about :1 hour, 53 minutes:If you were to go at 500mph.
Asked in Vehicle Titles, Repossession, Maine

What can happen if you hide a vehicle from the repossession agent?

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It is not legal to hide a vehicle from repossession! Regardless of your intent, you are obligated by contract, and by law, to turn over the vehicle. Charges could be filed against you and additional out of pocket expenses incurred along with criminal charges. Please consult with the attorney generals office consumer protection in your state regarding said actions, your rights, and criminal penalties. Most states have concealment laws which could land you in jail or paying a hefty fine or both. Finance companies have not really pursued this avenue due to public perception. With the costs of vehicles rising, you can rest assured the day is coming. They have to protect their investments. If you cannot afford the car, give it back. You cannot afford an attorney either to defend you in court if you are the "new example." I am in this business and you're not going to get any better information. If you cannot pay, you don't deserve to ride for free. You do have a signed contract that you cannot fulfill. Go buy a cheaper car that you can afford and you won't have to worry about the repoman showing up at your door. Unless there is a court order (and you would be informed by certified mail if there was) then IT IS TOTALLY LEGAL TO HIDE YOUR CAR. You see most repossessions occur prior to court action. Most contracts allow repossession upon default of a car payment. In some cases even a day late can cause such action though in practice its closer to 60 days when an account is declared in default. Most people who do hide their cars do so after not making a payment for a couple of months. By now the finance company or bank that did the finance deal is trying to contact the person several times a day at least in most cases. Hiding a car is only concealment when a person has been informed there is a court order. In many cases even when the financer does get in touch with the person owing the money for the car does not even mention their intent to repossess in so the person is caught off guard. Still repossessions occur sometimes in the middle of the night at a person's home but more and more of them happen at a person's place of work. Hey the bank knows where the person works because its on their application. Hiding it out of state at a friend's or relative's residence in a locked garage in a gated community is your best bet. This way they cant get the car even if they find out where it is on a standard repossession. At this point they would go to court and get a sherriff department to do it. You should only hide the car if you think you will be able to make the loan current within a couple months. Otherwise it only bides time till the inevitable happens. " IT IS TOTALLY LEGAL TO HIDE YOUR CAR." Not true, in some states, such as Georgia, there are code sections for "Concelement of property subject to security interest" that can be enforced, and it doesn't require court action to have this enforced, except for the lienholder, or their representatives testimony to the magistrate judge during the warrant application process. With this in mind, I hardly think the statement of " IT IS TOTALLY LEGAL TO HIDE YOUR CAR." is correct, and I truly think it is bad advice. But whoever wrote that is probably just trying to get someone in trouble. If it isn't paid off, it is not yours, and the lienholder has various avenues of legal methods to take it back, simple as that. Keep in mind, in some states, such as Georgia, there are code sections for "Concelement of property subject to security interest" that can be enforced, and it doesn't require court action to have this enforced, except for the lienholder, or their representatives testimony to the magistrate judge during the warrant application process. With this in mind, I hardly think the statement of " IT IS TOTALLY LEGAL TO HIDE YOUR CAR." is correct, and I truly think it is bad advice. But whoever wrote that is probably just trying to get someone in trouble. If it isn't paid off, it is not yours, and the lienholder has various avenues of legal methods to take it back, simple as that. It is legal to "hide" your car from the repo man.He has no legal rights to come on your property and remove your car only beccause the lender gave him a contract to pick up the vehicle. If the lender goes to court and gets a "Writ of Replevin", then a "Writ" will be issued to the Sheriff's office. At that time, the repo man will come to your house with a Sheriff's officer who will have the "Writ" and at that time, and only at that time you will have to surrender the vehicle. The "Writ of Replevin" is issued by a judge and is a court order. You will have to abide by that, otherwise, you are in contempt of a court order and can be arrested. If there is no court order, the repo man has NO rights, and you do NOT have to let them take your car. I think you should try a search on concealing mortgaged property and then try answering. As far as coming onto your property take a good look at your contract you signed and read the part about you giving permission to enter upon your premises for the purpose of taking your car. Hide and seek is the game you are playing and you can never hide forever I work in law enforcement in NJ, and the only way a vehicle can be taken is by a "Writ of Replevin", that is, if you refuse to turn the vehicle over in hopes that you can catch up on the payments. If you do answer the door, in which there is NO law that states you must answer, you can refuse to answer any questions and shut the door. If you tell the "repo" to leave your premises, he must do so. If he does refuse, you can have him arrested for second degree Criminal Trespass. In NJ, they cannot remove a vehicle blocking the vehicle in question, cannot break in to a locked and/or secured building, touch or threaten you in any way. If the police are called, they cannot force you to surrender the vehicle either. Their presense is only to "keep the peace". They will tell the "repo" man to leave the property and not to return, unless it is with a court order and a Sheriff's officer. The "repo" man refuses, then he will be arrested. Simple as that. Remember, the "repo" man is a tow driver, not a law enforcement officer. He cannot make you do anything. It really is a civil matter. But if a court order is issued, you have no choice. You must at that time surrender the vehicle.
Asked in Maine, Famous People, Century - 1700s

Who are famous people from Maine?

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* Author Stephen King * Leon Leonwood Bean, L.L Bean * Admiral Peary. * Civil War heroes Joshua Lawrence Chamblain and Brig. General Adelbert Ames. * Milton Bradley * William King * Percival Baxter * James Blaine * George Bush * William Cohen * Dorothea Dix * Melville Fuller * Hannibal Hamlin * George Mitchell * Edmund Muskie * Margaret Chase Smith * Samantha Smith * Henry Wadsworth Longfellow * R. B. Hall * Marsden Hartley * Edna St. Vincent Millay * Edwin Arlington Robinson * Harriet Beecher Stowe * E. B. White * Andrew Wyeth * Joan Benoit Samuelson * Cindy Blodgett * Mike Bordick * Ricky Craven * Joey Gamache * Robert Stanley * Bill Swift * Liv Tyler * Patrick Dempsey * John Ford * David E. Kelley * Linda Lavin * Andrea Martin * Judd Nelson * Tim Sample * Victoria Rowell * Chester Greenwood
Asked in Maine, State Constitutions (United States)

Who wrote the constitution for Maine?

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== == The major writers of the constitution were William King (the president of the convention, who later became first governor of Maine), Thomas Jefferson, John Chandler, Albion K. Parris, William Pitt Preble, and John Holmes. William King may have written the largest part of the Maine Contitution but it was approved by all 210 delegates to the October 1819 convention in Portland. Thomas Jefferson wrote the educational sections of the Maine Constitution. It was approved by Congress in 1820. William King, Thomas Jefferson, John Chandler, Albion K. Parris, William Pitt Preble, and John Holmes
Asked in Maine, Population

5 major cities of Maine?

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Portland Lewiston Bangor South Portland Auburn.
Asked in Maine

Who discovered Maine when and how?

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Who discovered Maine? No one seems to know for sure. Some people think that Leif Ericson and the Vikings landed in Maine 500 years before Columbus landed in the West Indies, in the 11th century. It was long believed that John Cabot had explored it in 1498 but that has recently been disputed. Nobody knows for sure, but by the late 1500's ships from Europe were in the area, with various Spanish, Portugese, French and English explorers making trips.
Asked in Maine, North Dakota

Which state is farther north - North Dakota or Maine?

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North Dakota is farther north than Maine. North Dakota has the northernmost geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. Lake of the Woods, Minnesota is the northernmost point in the contiguous United States because of the Northwest Angle. Remember that maps are flat, so looking at a flat map can make it look like Maine is farther north, however, if you look at the latitude, North Dakota is farther north than Maine. The furthest north edge of North Dakota is 49 ° N, which is well north of any part of Maine. The south edge of North Dakota is 45° 56' N, while the northern tip of Maine is 47° 28' N.
Asked in Maine, Politics and Government, US Constitution

What are the branches and functions of Maine government as laid out in the Maine Constitution?

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The Maine Constitution, which you can see at the links below, created a legislative, judicial, and executive branches like the federal government has: Section 1. Powers distributed. The powers of this government shall be divided into 3 distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial. In Maine, the Governor can be elected for two, four year terms. Their legislature is part time. The House of Representatives and the state Senate are limited to four consecutive two-year terms. After that, they must either run for a different office, or take a break from service.
Asked in World War 2, Maine, Boats and Watercraft

Did the Maine coast need to be defended against German U-Boats?

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Yes, equipment on Cadillac Mt. was set up to search for German subs off the coast. The Portland Harbor was certainly a target of the German Wolf Packs. Two old wooden cargo ships were sunk in one of the "back ways" into the Casco Bay so the U-boats couldn't seek in. At the mouth of the river in Massachusetts, just across from Scituate, there actually is a U-boat that grounded there. More broadly speaking, the entire East and Gulf Coasts of the U.S. needed to be protected against U-Boats. The U.S. established the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in December of 1941, just six days before Pearl Harbor. The first objective was to establish a CAP coastal patrol on 21 bases from Maine to Mexico. Three experimental bases were opened first and in this order: Atlantic City, New Jersey, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Lantana, Florida. Within 15 minutes of the first flight from Atlantic City, NJ, CAP pilots participated in the rescue of crew members from a tanker that had just been torpedoed by a U-Boat off Cape May, NJ. In the first six months of 1942, U-Boats sank 498 U.S. tankers and freighters off our coasts, often right in sight of people on shore. Commercial shipping was at risk because no one wanted to work under the dangerous conditions. Fuel supplies to Allied navies were threatened. The most active CAP bases served areas where there were oil refineries. The Germans wanted to cut off supplies. At first, CAP planes flew unarmed, though they often feigned attack by going into formation to dive at the subs. But too many times U-Boats escaped while CAP waited for other military forces to answer their alerts. Later, CAP planes carried bombs and depth charges. The subs were not easy to spot (for example they often hid in muddy waters where rivers spilled to the sea) and other branches of the military generally did not report back to CAP on whether they had successfully sunk subs located by CAP. But the subs spotted the CAP planes By August 31 of 1943--just 21 months after CAP was founded--the Government ended coastal patrols because German subs had been chased from our shores. A German officer, taken captive, was asked why German U-Boats left US coastal waters by 1943. He replied, "Because of those damned little red and yellow airplanes." There were two CAP bases in Maine, one in Portland and one at Trenton Airport in Ellsworth-Bar Harbor. Portland was a busy port in WWII, the closest port for crossing the Atlantic to Britain. Moreover, Bath Iron Works was manufacturing Liberty Ships and needed some protection. A Portland CAP pilot named Winther is one of few who identified a German sub in Coasco Bay with certainty. He and his observor saw a periscope wake, the sub submerged, the periscope re-surfaced later as the CAP plane followed. The CAP plane was unarmed and this was another sub that escaped while CAP pilots waited for conventional military forces to respond to their alert. Once, a reconnaisance blimp disappeared over Mt Desert Rock. Natives reported hearing gunshots. But no one is sure what happened to the blimp. A U-Boat was suspected. Reportedly there is a sunken U-Boat off Small's Pt. Some undersea adventurers were talking about raising it but I haven't heard anything lately. It says something that at the end of WWII, in August of 1945, seven U-boats surrendered in Portsmouth, which was the biggest US submarine base. These were U-Boats that were in the vicinity at the cessation of hostilities. Four surrendered on one day, the others took a little longer to come in. As the crow flies, NH has only 21 miles of coastline. That might tell you something about the proximity of subs to Maine. One of these subs, the U-505, wallowed in the Piscataqua River for some time before a Chicago businessman had it towed through the St. Lawrence Seaway to Chicago where it was put on permanent display at the Museum of Science and Indsutry there. That U-Boat has seen 24 million visitors since 1954. A special 35,000 s.f. display area is now being built around the sub to protect it fromweather while the U-boat itself undergoes restoration. The exhibit will re-open in the summer of 1995. For the most part, Americans were blissfully unaware of how close to our own shores we experienced enemy attacks, or how how much damage these subs were doing. _______________________________________________________________ In addition to that the US Coast Guard had beach patrols on all coasts 24 hours a day by foot, horseback, qnd vehicles. Also they used dogs to help in detecting people coming ashore. Both the Coast Guard and the navy commandeered boats and yachts from private citizens and used them for coastal patrols. Many of these were sailboats and so were very quiet and hard to detect by submarines. They did detect some submarines Also the Army had volunteer coast watchers whose job was to man lookouts and watch for submarines, ships and aircraft. Probably the best known story is the beach patrol that discovered a submarine putting men ashore on Long Island. They were apprehended and they had plans to sabotage targets in New York. Also shipping was often escorted out of harbors until well offshore. So it was pretty much an all out effort to guard our coasts and shipping
Asked in Maine, History of the United States, Nicknames

What is Maine's nickname and how did it get it?

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Maine has at least two nicknames. * The Pine Tree State It got this name because the pine tree is Maine's state tree, and the white pine tassel/cone is its flower. * Vacationland It got the name Vacationland by having beautiful scenery wherever you look.
Asked in Maine, Travel & Places

Is Maine further north than England?

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No. England would be further north.
Asked in Maine, State Constitutions (United States)

When was Maine's Constitution written?

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Date Maine Constitution was Written 1819-1820
Asked in Maine, Demographics

Why is Augusta the capital of Maine?

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Portland was originally chosen at the state capital. It was moved in 1832 to Augusta because it is more centrally located. Furthermore , Portland was considered by some to be too close to the sea and thereby could be attacked more easily. Maine.
Asked in Maine, Portland Maine, Century - 1700s

What were the major cities and settlements in Maine in the 1700's?

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the town of york being the shire town of the western section that portion gradually came to be called york district or county the other was called sommerset when masschuetts assumed control of the provice of Maine as far as casco bay in 1658 in 1653 settment of saco in 1718 the name was changed to bidford but in 1762 the town was divided machias 1784 penobscot 1787 norridgewook 1788 Norway 1797 wiscasset was settled before king philps war
Asked in Maine, Food & Cooking

What foods are representative of Maine?

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lobster, clams, mussels shrimp, moose, deer, and beans. if you can find out what palatable plants and animals are native to this region, you'll have a much clearer answer.
Asked in Maine, Politics and Government, US Constitution

What are the Maine state government's branches and functions?

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The Legislative branch has the power to make laws. The Executive branch is responsible for the execution for those laws and the Judicial branch has the power to interpret and enforce laws.
Asked in Maine, Name Origins, Hamsters

Where does the name 'Maine' come from?

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Most people say Maine's name evolved in this way: Because of Maine's many islands, early sailors, fishermen, and explorers may have spoken of "the main" or the "main land." This became "Maine." Another theory holds that it comes from a province in France of the same name. It may have been chosen to compliment the queen of Charles I, Henrietta Maria, who had inherited the province in France.
Asked in Maine

What was the first European settlement in what is now the state of Maine?

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jamestown Fort Popham or the "Popham Colony" was established in August 1607, at the mouth of the Kennebec River. Lost for almost 400 years, the location was found again by Dr. Jeffrey Brain in 1994. Check "Down East magazine, Sept. 2002, or the Internet for the Lost Popham Colony.
Asked in Maine, Meteorology and Weather, Alps

What is the weather like in Maine?

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In Maine, "if you don't like the weather, wait a minute" is a popular saying. The weather is usually a hot topic even on a cold day. If a person does not like the cold temperatures, Maine is not the place to live. However, we do have some warm spells in the summer that make us long for the coolness of early spring or late fall (not winter). Maine temperatures vary from +/- minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit to 100+, but not usually on the same day. We have experienced up to a 40-degree difference in one day on several occasions. Sunday was a balmy, spring-like day with temps in the 60's and Monday was a cold, blustery day with temps in the 40's. Our winters are not as severe as even 20-30 years ago, certainly not anything like our ancestors suffered through in the early part of the century. Most people who live in Maine year-round have a favorite season - usually spring or fall. It should also be kept in mind that Maine is a large state with varying types of weather. For example, the coastline is usually cooler and damper than inland, and the mountainous sections are obviously also cooler than the flatlands. And even more obviously, the northern tip is cooler than the southern tip. An example is this past winter, 2007 -2008 where there was a band of central Maine that had over 190 inches of total snow while northwest of this band they had less than 30 inches total. Winter Hi temps usually average in the mid 20s in the south/coast, to around 20 central/north. We have snowy years and dry years, and the lakes freeze thick. Early spring is usually snowy at first, and mid spring the snow and ice begins to melt (slowly at first, than rapidly, often causing severe flooding), all the snow is gone and the lakes have iced-out by early-mid may. Some parts of the northern Maine woods might have a little snow left at this time, but not much. The ground remains saturated until June usually. Temps usually average around 40 in the early months, 50 in the mid months, and 60+ in the late months. Summer temps can be hot, but usually hang in the 70s during June, and around 80 July and August, there is a coastal seabreeze a lot of the time though. There are a lot of summertime thunderstorms, and there are a lot more cloudy days than sunny. You can expect dense morning fog about 60% of summer mornings. In the fall dry weather arrives and the leaves change beautifully, there is A LOT of sunshine during this period, but drenching rainy periods come through every then and again. September temps range in the 60s and October in the 50s, and 40s/30s in November, but during October/November the north starts to get cold, and sometimes even see some short-lived snow. Late November is when snow usually starts to arrive everywhere except some coastal and southern communities, and frost comes around September 10th.
Asked in Maine, History of the United States

Who is or was Neal Dow?

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Okay, Neal Dow was a abolitionist who tried to and somewhat prohibited alcohol in Portland, Maine. He is also the creator of the "Neal Dow Law." Neal Dow was a Quaker, tanner and lumber magnate. He was also an ardent abolitionist, women's suffragist and, most importantly, prohibitionist. As mayor of Portland in 1851 (and again in 1855) he passed the "Maine Law", the nation's first prohibition law. 12 states followed suit with their own prohibition laws--basically the same wording as Dow's--with in a decade. The Volstead act, which outlawed alcohol nationally in 1919, was also based on Dow's "Maine Law". Dow organized the Maine 13th Regiment during the Civil War, rose to the rank of Brigadier General, and was later wounded and subsequently captured by the Confederates. He spent 8-10 months in Libby POW camp and was later exchanged for Robert E Lee's son. He ran for President in 1880 as the Prohibition Party candidate and garnered 10,000 votes. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Portland ME. He harbored a great animosity toward the Irish and Catholics.

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