The Connecticut Colony By Allyson Eicher and ALexis Ingalls

"Once you come to Connecticut you'll never want to go back."


The climate of Connecticut definitely contributes to the development of our colony. Connecticut and all the other Northern Colonies were a lot colder than the colonies down south. And with it being cold it prevents the spread of many diseases. There were many natural resources of Connecticut including fish, whales, trees and furs. Natural resources were more important than agricultural crops to our colonists because of poor, rocky soil and the short growing season. But the harsh and cold winters killed many people. There are many economic advantages of Connecticut Conditions for farming were marginally better in Connecticut therefore, the major industry in Connecticut was agriculture. The crops produced in the colony were wheat and corn. Access to waterways also supported a fishing industry.


In our colony we rely in agriculture to survive, since we have rocky soil and short growing season agriculture is the best type of business for our colony. Many goods are traded in our colony such as wheat and corn. We use triangle trade (The given name to trading route with three stops) to get the goods we can't grow. In our diverse ecomomy it consisted of small scale farming, fishing , fur trade, shipbuilding, lumbering, and industry.


In the Connecticut colony parents believed that their children should learn about Christianity. To that end, parents taught their children to read so they could read the Bible. And once those kids knew how to read, they could read school books as well. New England villages having more than 100 families set up grammar schools, which taught boys Latin and math and other subjects needed to get into college. And although girls could read, they weren't allowed to go to grammar school or to college. Schools were generally small, not like the large ones many kids go to today. Kids learned to read from special books called hornbooks. Kids in colonial America were taught a trade, usually the one their fathers did, so they could continue the family business when their fathers retired. Often, kids would go to school and learn a trade. Many young Puritans, primarily boys ages six to eight, learned reading, spelling, and prayers at a "dame school," run very much like a home day care. Later, either the boys went on to a Latin grammar school to prepare for college and an eventual religious or political career or they trained in a trade. Girls usually continued their education -- in household skills -- at home.


The Puritans lived in the Connecticut Colony. The Puritans were a group of people who grew discontent in the Church of England and worked towards religious, moral and societal reforms. Puritans were a group of people who grew discontent in the Church of England and worked towards religious, moral and societal reforms. strength held over to include community laws and customs. Since God was at the forefront of their minds, He was to motivate all of their actions. This premise worked both for them and against them.


Thomas Hooker found the Connecticut Colony in 1636. Hooker left for political and religious freedom after a disagreement with the Massachusetts Bay. The Connecticut Colony was a self governed colony causing lots of diversity.

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