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Motto: Live Free or Die - ratified Constitution 21 Jun 1788

New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by area and the 10th least populous of the 50 states. Concord is the state capital, while Manchester is the largest city in the state. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and dividends) taxed at either the state or local level. The New Hampshire primary is the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. Its license plates carry the state motto, "Live Free or Die". The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 44° N — Longitude: 71.5° W

Area: 24,214 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-NH

Birthplace of

Daniel Webster, in Salisbury, on 18 Jan 1782

Deathplace of

P. J. O'Rourke, in Sharon, on 15 Feb 2022

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | New Hampshire | Cato Institute, Freedom in the 50 States
2014: Overall rank: 1, fiscal policy rank: 1, regulatory policy rank: 29, personal freedom rank: 9, economic freedom rank: 5
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 200


Give Them Libertarianism, and a Moving Van: For 4,800 people seeking a bastion of hands-off rule, the most alluring state has the motto 'Live Free or Die', by Seth Stern, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Oct 2003
Describes the beginnings of the Free State Project, shortly after New Hampshire was selected as the destination state
Equally appealing ... is [New Hampshire]'s lack of an income tax or even a motorcycle-helmet law ... [F]ew here are surprised that their state beat out its New England neighbors and western competitors, given New Hampshire's frugality, "live and let live" social policies and tradition of local rule ... [Its] small size has forced citizens since the Revolutionary War to work together. The byproduct is perhaps the nation's most accessible government, with local rule by town meeting and a 400-person House, the largest in the country ... [It] offers greater national visibility than any prairie state.
Libertarians of Will, Intellect, and Action, by Murray N. Rothbard, Jul 1977
Keynote address to the Libertarian Party Convention; based on the "Turning Point, 1777/1977" convention theme, compares the American Revolution against the British with the contemporary libertarian situation versus the state
[General Horatio] Gates, aided by influxes of armed civilians who joined the fray as their own counties and districts were being invaded, wore down the British forces by guerrilla harassment. An example particularly heart-warming to libertarians, is the case of General John Stark, who had resigned from the American army and retired to his native New Hampshire in pique at shabby treatment by his superiors. But when a troop sent out by Burgoyne invaded southwestern Vermont, Stark rose up, mobilized the militia and other volunteers from New Hampshire and Vermont, and clobbered the British troops at the Battle of Bennington.
Online NewsHour: Libertarian Party History, 5 Jul 2000
History from 1971 through 1999; special coverage for the year 2000 elections
1991: New Hampshire state legislators Calvin Warburton and Finlay Rothhaus resign from the Republican Party and join Libertarian Party ... 1992: In the general election, four Libertarian state legislators are elected in New Hampshire, with Don Gorman and Andy Borsa joining Warburton and Rothhaus who were reelected ... 1993: ... Miriam Luce is appointed to the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission ... 1994: In New Hampshire, Jim McClarin elected to state legislature; incumbent Don Gorman is reelected.
Related Topics: Alaska, Libertarian Party, Ron Paul

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "New Hampshire" as of 6 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.