The 5th colony

The origin of the colony and it's events

-The colony of Connecticut's founders are Thomas hooker and John Haynes, from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

-It was founded on March 3, 1636.

-Originally known as the river colony, it was used for expansion of the Bay Colony until John Trumbull was elected governor

- Connecticut then gained freedom

-Thomas hooker was named "father of Connecticut and was a Puritan minister who gave a haven place for Puritan men

-The colony was named after the Connecticut River.

Interesting facts

About colonial Connecticut

-It was the scene of the Pequot War

-it is known for its production of Americas first cigar, man-made comb, factory-made hats, plows, matches and the nations first commercial telephone exchange.

-it was the fifth colony to be established


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