Every 10 years the residents may vote on the question of holding a convention to consider modifications of the constitution. At the time of the revolution in England in 1689, when Governor Andros was seized and imprisoned in Massachusetts, the people of New Hampshire, assuming the government again, placed themselves under the jurisdiction of that colony. On Sundays, church service would be given at the meetinghouse. Its government consisted of a governor, advisors to the governor, and a representative assembly. In 1764, the boundary between New Hampshire and Vermont (which was part of New York at the time) was established as the Connecticut River. The women and children assisted the father with his job every day. This was in 1690. New Hampshire - New Hampshire - Government and society: The constitution of New Hampshire, the second oldest among the 50 states, was adopted in 1784. The tribe names were the Abenaki, Malecite, Passamaquoddy, Penacook. Office of the Governor U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Rules in Favor of New Hampshire Lottery in Federal Wire Act Case JAN 20 Office of the Governor Governor Chris Sununu Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris The union continued until 1679, when Massachusetts’ control over Piscataqua was ended by the making of New Hampshire into a royal province. New Hampshire, one of the original 13 colonies, was the first state to have its own state constitution. In 1741 New Hampshire gained independence from Massachusetts and elected Benning Wentworth as its first governor. Proposals that pass these conventions must be approved by two-thirds of the voters at a popular referendum. Its spirit of independence is epitomized in the state motto–“Live Free or Die.” Becoming a Royal Province - The king appointed John Cutt president of the colony and instituted a council composed of prominent settlers of New Hampshire. There were several Native American tribes that lived there when the colonists arrived. In 1641, New Hampshire was claimed by the Massachusetts colony. Families in colonial New Hampshire took up residences in various styles of homes. Those living in areas outside city suburbs generally lived in farm houses, with colonial-style architecture. During this time few new settlements were created, and only one important exploration was undertaken, which led to the discovery of the White Mountains. The New Hampshire state capital is Concord.The capital was Portsmouth during colonial times, and Exeter from 1775 to 1808. Wealthy New Hampshire citizens lived in two-story homes, but most occupied single-story houses, primarily log cabins. It would remain under the government of Massachusetts until 1741, when it became a separate colony. As Puritans in the New Hampshire colony, they had to obey strict rules in order to be pleasing the Lord. From the early 1640s until 1679, the New Hampshire towns placed themselves under the protection of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. These people lived high on the ladder for most of their life. With the largest state legislature in the nation, New Hampshire offers the highest ratio of representation and easy access to politics.There are currently more than 20 Free Staters in the legislature, with more than 45 having served as Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians.About 100 liberty-minded individuals who aren’t affiliated with the FSP serve in state government. New Hampshire was founded in 1622 when John Mason and Fernando Gorges got a land grant from the council of New England in 1638. For several years, both Massachusetts and New Hampshire were ruled by one governor. In 1679, New Hampshire was officially named a province of England. Family was very important to this colony. 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