The biography of Thomas Hooker

By Brandon Duran

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Thomas Hooker was born on July 5th, 1586 and died on July 7th, 1647. Thomas hooker was a theologian, orator and also know as the "Father of Connecticut". He founded Connecticut because he wanted political and religious freedom. When he was in Massachusetts, voting was only for freemen, a member of the church. He disagreed with the rule and with a group of 100 people he founded the settlement of Hartford in 1636. He also took part in creating the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut 1639. Thomas Hooker's ideas helped create America's democracy.

Brandon Duran

was born on May 26th, 2000 in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Monroe North Carolina. He is know for his critically acclaimed novel The Burning Desire. A story about a 15 year old orphan girl from Chicago who tries to fit in with the crowd. Many have enjoyed the novel for it's vivid description of the streets in Chicago. His main inspiration comes from his family who has told him many story's from which they are from, El Salvador and Mexico.

Review by Alexis Harrison

This book was not what I expected it to be. It talked very little about his life before he went to Massachusetts. Everything besides that was good.

Review by Cameron Smith

This book really helped me understand Thomas Hooker's life in the colonies but I wished the author wrote more about his life in England.