The religion of colonial Connecticut was primarily Puritan. The Puritans were part of the Reform movement and wanted to purify the Anglican Church of corruption. They left Europe for the Americas in search of religious f... More » History Modern History US History

In pre-revolutionary America, the three colonial regions were known as the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. Together, these regions encompassed all 13 colonies. More » History Modern History US History

Different religions could be found in New York Colony, such as Quaker, Lutheran, Anglican, Catholic and Judaism. New York Colony was founded as New Sweden, in 1626, by Peter Minuit and was later renamed New Netherlands. ... More » World View Social Sciences Population & Demography
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Puritan Thomas Hooker and Puritans from the Massachusetts Plymouth and Bay colonies founded Connecticut. Hooker also founded the city of Hartford and inspired the first democratic constitution to establish a representati... More » History Modern History US History

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Puritanism was the primary religion of colonial New Hampshire. The Puritan Church eventually gave way to the Congregationalist Church, which is a combination of Puritanism beliefs with Protestant, Quaker and Baptist deno... More » History Modern History US History

The first people to discover Connecticut were Paleo-Indians, arriving between 9,000 to 12,000 years ago. The first European to explore the area of present-day Connecticut was Adriaen Block, who navigated the Connecticut ... More » History Modern History US History