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

Most jobs in colonial Connecticut were unskilled or low-skill labor like sailors, farm hands, dock laborers and servants. Trades like shipbuilding and farming were in high demand, as were carpentry and lumber milling. As... More » Business & Finance Careers Job Search

The Geography of colonial Connecticut was characterized by heavily wooded areas and rocky soil that was not suitable for farming. The colony also bordered the Atlantic Ocean in the south, which facilitated healthy fishin... More » Geography United States The Northeast
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