The biography of Thomas Hooker
By Brandon Duran
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.