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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 »

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While Europeans explored the area as early as 1614, a group of English Puritans led by Thomas Hooker founded the Connecticut colony in 1635 or 1636. English settlements at Windsor, Wethersfield and Hartford united in 163... More »

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The founders of the colony of Connecticut are believed to be Thomas Hooker and John Haynes, along with about 100 other Puritans. Thomas Hooker was a well-known Puritan minister, and John Haynes was a governor. 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 »

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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 »

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