What independent sovereignty flew this flag over parts of the present United States and where?
(Note the difference on this flag than the one previously pictured. Do know why?)
Answer to quiz #5 - the Republic of Vermont. Vermont was an independent republic from 1777 - 1791. Once a part of New York, it was wrested away by the "Green Mountain Boys" led by Ethan Allen and others. Ira Allen declared Vermont an independent republic and it was first called "New Connecticut" before changing its name. Vermont coined its own money and considered joining Canada instead of the the United States. The flag pictured is still used by Vermont's National Guard.