Extravagant life of Thomas Hooker
By: Thomas Hooker
Inside Left (Summary)
Thomas Hooker was a important Pilgrim colonial leader, who founded the colony of Connecticut after dissenting with Pilgrim leaders in Massachusetts. He was known as an outstanding speaker and a leader of Christian suffrage. Called today “the Father of Connecticut,”. Thomas Hooker took a very large role in the creation of the Connecticut Colony. He was one of the great preachers of his time, an outstanding writer on Christian subjects, the first minister of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and one of the first settlers and founders of both the city of Hartford and the state of Connecticut.
He was also largely known for by many as the inspiration for the “Fundamental Orders of Connecticut,” which was the first written democratic constitution that established a representative government. It marked the start of American democracy. Now he wasn't just one of 50 some people that signed it but he was the head person in charge of this document. So Thomas Hooker deserves all the attention when it comes to who created the first government.
Most likely being from the area of Leicestershire, in the East Midlands region. The rest of the Hooker family were greatly known, atleast from the times of Henry VIII (which was one of the former kings of england). Thomas Hooker was likely born at Marefield or Birstall, Leicestershire, and went to school at Market Bosworth. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1608. He kept studying there to earn his Masters Degree.
Inside Right (Short Biography)
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"Can i just say that this writer nailed it. He included tons of great information to learn about the history of Thomas Hooker. I like how the writer included what Thomas Hooker didn't like at the church that forced him to leave." -Frank Martin