Let's Sell Connecticut!

Aka Colonial History Project

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Welcome, Settlers! Please enjoy your stay! Or don't. It's ok , we get it...

Perks of Connecticut Life

Geographical Features Include:


-Wet, but bountiful ocean coastline

-Heavily forested hills and mountains

-Warm, humid summers

-Cold, dry winters


Founders and Settlers Include:


-Many Puritans looking for religious freedoms

-Europeans migrating from overpopulated areas such as Massachusetts

-Early Dutch settlers

-Early Pilgrims that landed at Cape Cod, but did not settle in Connecticut.


Indian Interactions:


-Chief Wahginnacut of the Podunk tribe of Indians came into contact with the Europeans, and told them of the rich farmland in the areas around Connectict. However, Wahginnacut really only wanted the Europeans to protect his tribe from the Mohawk tribe of Indians.


Accomplishments:


-Although Connecticut is a small state, its mechanics industry developed soon after the American Constitution was officially written.

-Even when it was just a small colony, Connecticut was famous for its weapon and machine development industry.

Accomplishments

Although Connecticut is one of the smallest colonies, it makes some of the larger contributions to the people of both England, and the New World. Connecticut receives more patents in proportion to its population than any other colony. The creativity and ingenuity of the colony's citizens produced a wide range of manufactures—largely interchangeable parts for firearms. Their mechanical skills spawned industries in Connecticut cities like New Haven, Hartford, Waterbury, Bridgeport, Danbury, and Meriden. Raw materials and markets for the finished goods are still being exported in large quantities, and are a large contributor to manufacturing in England.
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Yes, we have mooses!

Connecticut's Economy

The sea and the farm, as well as the factories here contribute to Connecticut’s economy. Whalers and clipper ships built in Mystic and Stonington leave impressive marks in the annals of England's shipping. Farms in the Connecticut River valley provide food for the region. Enough food to last a very long time. Farming and fishing play a very large role in the overall economy of hte colony, the growth of services—especially the prominent insurance industry—has helped Connecticut maintain its prosperity. The colony enjoys one of the highest personal incomes per capita in the new world.

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Gc, Iao. 376. Moose 100 Mile Wilderness. Digital image. Flicker. N.p., 12 July2010. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.


Dubois, Muriel L. The Connecticut Colony. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2006. Print.