Connecticut Colony Project

Brief History of Connecticut

  • Connecticut colony was founded in the year 1630
  • The colony was founded by, Thomas Hooker
  • Connecticut was the 5th colony to be founded, out of 13 others
  • The Connecticut colony was founded primarily to expand upon the Massachusetts colony
  • Their main industry was agriculture, much like many other colonies
  • The colony got its name from the Native American river, "Quonehtacut"
  • The Connecticut colony was distinguished by the fact that it developed one of the first constitutions in the New World
  • Connecticut was also remembered for its "Mystic Indian Massacre", where 90 colonist overcame and murdered 600 Indians
  • Religion had a huge influence on the people of Connecticut, mostly through government. One could not vote or be elected unless they were spiritually fit


Important People of Connecticut

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