Connecticut was one of the 13 original British colonies in North America and was the place where the first colonial constitution was adopted. The state is more recently famous for being the home of Yale University, many ... More »

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 »

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 »

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The preamble and 11 orders enumerated by the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut governed the colony from 1639 until 1662. This document, which governed Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, followed other codified laws in N... More »

Colonial Connecticut was located in New England, the coldest part of the 13 Colonies. Winters were long, with about 20 inches of snow near the coast and 50-60 inches in the northern mountains. However, summers were mild ... More »