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Thomas Hooker

July 5, 1586 – July 7, 1647) was a prominent Puritan colonial leader, who founded the Colony of Connecticut .He was known as an outstanding speaker and a leader of universal Christian suffrage.Thomas Hooker was a towering figure in the early development of colonial New England.

Separation of church and state isn't a new hot topic; it was a major issue in Puritan New England. Thomas Hooker, a Puritan minister, left the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded Hartford, Connecticut.

Narrow lowlands hilly eastern upland. The basic geography of New England consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops. Narrow lowlands hilly eastern upland.

Fish, whales, forests. Imported agricultural products from other colonies. Farming was difficult for crops like wheat because of the poor soil but corn, pumpkins, rye, squash and beans were raised.


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