Connecticut 1636 Isabell campbell

Thomas Hooker was the founder of Connecticut. Founded in 1636. Named after the Native American phrase," River whose water is driven by tides or winds." Thomas Lived through 1586-1647.

The Connecticut Colony were Puritans and had no tolerance for any other religion. Puritans wanted religious freedom, and to reform the church back to the simple New Testament.

The land of Connecticut had narrow low lands and hilly eastern upland. The weather was really bizarre, the summers were short and winters long. They had rocky soil, thick forests, and a lot of mountains.

The soil was very rocky so it was difficult to grow wheat so they grew corn, pumpkins, rye, squash, and beans instead. They also fished and went whaling to manufacture into goods for trade. An example is Whale Oil which was used in lamps.

They also manufactured ships, and Concentrated in manufacturing and focused on town life and industries such as ship building and the manufacturing and export of Rum. But in some parts the men were sailors, women farming hands, and the children cared for the sheep.


Created with images by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "A map of the most inhabited part of New England, containing the provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island, divided into counties and townships, the whole composed from actual surveys ..." • cliff1066™ - "Thomas Hooker" • Mr ATM - "THE DIXIE GRAMMAR SCHOOL" • jasoneppink - "The AlÞing in the distance" • jayneandd - "Wheat"

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