Vermont was once claimed by the colonies of New York and New Hampshire. As settlement of Vermont increased, the people of Vermont decided that they wanted to be controlled by neither New York, or Vermont, and they declared themselves an independent republic in 1777. Eventually, Vermont asked to join the union, and in 1791 Vermont was approved as the 14th U.S. state on March 4. Celebrate your state's history by displaying state symbols, animals, and state flags. Find your supplies at Flagandbanner.com today.