By: Megan Thoennes
5 facts about Minnesota
1. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840.
2.At Waitangi, in February 1840, the majority of the Maori chiefs agreed to cede sovereignty of the islands to Queen.
3. In exchange for this they wanted the precedence of own lands and a guarantee of protection.
4.Under a number of reforms proposed by Sir Rowland Hill including a standard price for sending a letter (prior to this, it was the person who received the letter who paid how much was due depending on weight and distance traveled).
5. In 1840, the first stamp is issued which featured a black and white portrait of Queen Victoria costing one penny (more often referred to as the "Penny Black").