Your Thoughts: A Look Back

For centuries, Vermonters have led the way on a wide range of issues. Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to engage Vermonters on our past. What aspect of Vermont history should the Vt. Bernie Buzz highlight? What subject or person do you think merits a closer look?

Recent Editions of "A Look Back":

Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868)
The release of the movie "Lincoln" has brought newfound attention to Thaddeus Stevens, the Vermont-born congressman who fought for the passage of the 13th Amendment to end slavery.

George Aiken (1892—1984)
George Aiken served in public office in Vermont for 43 years, including two terms as Vermont's governor and 34 years as U.S. senator. Aiken, a moderate Republican, was known for speaking his mind, and is credited with championing New Deal programs to help working class Vermonters.

Women Forged the Way in the Green Mountain State
Throughout our history, Vermonters have helped forge the path for women’s rights.

Developing Vermont's Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service has played a crucial role in connecting Vermont communities with each other and the world.

Principled and Unyielding: Vermont Hero – Matthew Lyon (1749-1822)
Vermont’s principled U.S. Representative Matthew Lyon was jailed in 1798 under President John Adams’ Alien and Sedition Acts for daring to criticize the president.