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A little history:

Population per the 2012 census- 3,590,347. 

CT was admitted to the Union as the 5th state on January 9th 1788. 

January 9, 1788, the Convention at Hartford approved the Federal Constitution by a vote of 128 to 40.

Her motto is "He who is transplanted still sustains".

CT is known as the "Constitution State".

2012 CT was a 'Blue' state. Let's work together to turn Connecticut ‘Red’.

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The first recorded European penetration of Connecticut was in 1614 by the Dutch. The Dutch established two forts on the Connecticut River, but they were completely dislodged by the English in 1654.

1630 - 1642 Many Puritans made their new home in the Connecticut River Valley. They established settlements at Windsor (1633), Wethersfield (1634), and Hartford (1636).  In 1639, these three communities joined together to form the Connecticut Colony, choosing to be governed by The Fundamental Orders. It is asserted by some historians The Fundamental Orders was the first North American constitution, hence the state nickname, adopted in 1959, “The Constitution State".

In 1638 - a separate colony was established in New Haven.

Captain Nathan Hale of the 19th Regiment of the Continental Army was one of the first known American spies of the Revolutionary War. In September 1776, he was captured while gathering intelligence behind enemy lines before the Battle of Harlem Heights. Captain Hale before being executed by the British his famous final words were  "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

For those interested in condensed  versions of Connecticut history the following are useful links:

Connecticut - History.

Connecticut in the American Revolution

The Complicated Realities of Connecticut and the Civil War

 

 

 


 

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