Come to Connecticut
The Founder and Why it was Founded
Connecticut was founded by a minister named Thomas Hooker, it was founded because Thomas disagreed with the puritan leaders so he left Massachusetts and founded what today we call Connecticut.
This is a Map of Connecticut in the 1700s
The Founder of Connecticut
The founder of Connecticut is a minister named Thomas Hooker.
Tools used in the 1700s in connecticut
the one on the left is a knot maker and the one on the right is a stencil ink dabber.
They have very cold winters and they they have mild summers. They have flat lands near the coastlines. It is very hilly and mountainous further inland. It is difficult to farm because of rocky soil.
The are largely dependent on the ocean. Fishing, whaling, trapping, ship building, and logging is important to Connecticut. They used the triangular trade, which is when shippers became wealthy by buying slaves from west Africa in return for rum. Also selling the slaves to the west indies in return for molasses.
Each Puritan town governed itself by setting up town meetings. The people of Connecticut had free consent and representation. They were Convinced that the Bible contained a clear blueprint for the good society and they based many of their laws on Biblical precedent.
People in Connecticut were puritans. Thomas Hooker was the minster. To the citizens of Connecticut they thought of their religion as a spiritual personal and a political demonstration.