Colonial Connecticut

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Colonial Connecticut

Colonial Connecticut

The fundemental orders stated:-That any eligible, free, white male who was a prperty owner in connecticut had the right to vote. -The governer could not hold power for longer than two terms in a row.-The governer did not have the right to cancel general court for the representatives could call it if the governer was neglecting to do so.-General court had the right to make/repeal laws, levy taxes, and dispose of unclaimed land.

The Fundemental orders of ConnecticutThe Fundemental Orders of Connecticut was a plan of government, created by the Settlers of connecticut who were led by Thomas Hooker. The Fundemental Orders expanded the idea of representative government by not only reducing the governers power, but by letting the settlers have more of a say in the government.

GeographyConnectucut is a New England Colony, boardered by Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. The Connecticut river runs through the middle of the state while the Thames, Naugatuck, and Hausatonic river run from Long Island sound to Massachusetts Bantam Lake.

Native AmericansSimilar to many colonies, the Connecticut settlers tolerated the Native Americans until disagreements upon land ownership arose. This caused many arguments which led to fights and even wars.

The Pequot WarThe Pequot tribe was a very strong tibe with lots of power. They were known to be feared by the English, and once the settlers started taking land away from the tribe, war broke out. Many Pequots were killed along with homes being burnt and the destruction of crops. After the war, the surviving Pequots were enslaved and the name "pequot" was outlawed.

Thomas HookerThomas Hooker left the Massachusetts Bay Colony when he thought that the settlers of the colony should have more of a say in the government. Hooker found that the government was much too powerful and many others agreed. Hooker led 100 people to Connecticut where he and his followers founded the colony in 1636.


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