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  CT.gov: About Connecticut
Population: The population of Connecticut was 3,405,565 according to the 2000 U.S. Official Census.
When Connecticut was still a colony, her factories were already important enough to draw angry complaints from competitors in England.
Connecticut is often described as the "Arsenal of the Nation." It gained this reputation as early as the American Revolution.
www.ct.gov /ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=843&q=246434   (1898 words)

  Connecticut Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ TheLocalColorArtGallery.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Connecticut (pronounced /kəˈnɛtɪkət/) is a state of the United States, part of the New England region, as well as the southernmost state in New England and the wealthiest state in the country.
Connecticut is bordered on the south by Long Island Sound, on the west by New York State, on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island.
As of 2004, the population of Connecticut was 3,503,604.
www.thelocalcolorartgallery.com /encyclopedia/Connecticut   (4852 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: History of Connecticut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Connecticut was the only one of the 13 colonies (additional info and facts about 13 colonies) involved in the American Revolution (The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783) that did not have an internal revolution of its own.
Connecticut's government continued unchanged even after the revolution, until the United States Constitution (The constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states) was adopted in 1789.
Modern Connecticut became a predominantly suburban, middle-class state, with small pockets of rural areas, whose existence was perpetuated by their relative isolation from highways and cities.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_connecticut.htm   (1728 words)

 History of Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1773 the issue was settled in favor of Connecticut and Westmoreland, Connecticut was established as a town and later a county.
After complex litigation, in 1786 Connecticut dropped its claims by a deed of cession to Congress, in exchange for freedom for war debt and confirmation of the rights to land further west in present-day Ohio, which became known as the Western Reserve.
It was at this time that Connecticut began to acquire a significant African-American and Latino population in many of its cities, and they did not excel to the same living conditions as their white counterparts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Connecticut   (3064 words)

 Connecticut -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Connecticut's population expanded gradually, and by 1662 the colony included over a dozen towns, including Saybrook, New London, Fairfield, and Norwalk, as well as East Hampton and Southampton on Long Island.
Connecticut was one of the first states to approve the U.S. Constitution (see Constitutional Convention).
Connecticut, which had placed limitations on slavery in 1784 and abolished it in 1848, supported the Union during the Civil War with nearly 60,000 troops.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/connecti_history.asp   (1521 words)

The lack of historical and instrumental reports of strong earthquakes in Connecticut suggests that State to be a region of very minor seismic activity, even when compared to other States in the northeast region.
The most severe earthquake in Connecticut's history occurred at East Haddam on May 16, 1791.
At Chester, not far from East Haddam, observers compared the tremor "to the rumble of thunder." Its origin was apparently 10 to 20 miles north of New Haven.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/states/connecticut/history.php   (846 words)

 Connecticut History
When, however, it was discovered that such a line would deprive Connecticut of several towns which she had already established, an irregular boundary line was set in the southern end.
To offset this advantage Connecticut ceded to New York an equivalent tract in the north, a tract known as "The Oblong," two miles in width and 50 in length, or 61,440 acres, extending from Ridgefield to the Massachusetts line, being given to New York.
Connecticut commissioners wished to draw a straight line between the two points, but the representatives of New York considered that they were only authorized to ascertain the boundary "as originally defined." As the differences could not be composed, other commissioners were appointed in 1859.
www.hopefarm.com /connecti.htm   (846 words)

 New Haven, Connecticut Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ ArtisticNudity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
New Haven is the second-largest city in Connecticut, and is located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on New Haven Harbor, on the northern coast of Long Island Sound.
New Haven was incorporated as a city in 1784, and Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Constitution and author of the "Connecticut Compromise", became the new city's first mayor.
The stadium at the Connecticut Tennis Center is the second largest tennis venue in the world, second only to Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York City.
www.artisticnudity.com /encyclopedia/New_Haven,_Connecticut   (4622 words)

 Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake History of Connecticut
The lack of historical and instrumental reports of strong earthquakes in Connecticut suggests that State to be a region of very minor seismic activity, even when compared to other States in the northeast region.
The most severe earthquake in Connecticut's history occurred at East Haddam on May 16, 1791.
Massachusetts shocks in November 1727 and November 1755 were felt strongly by some Connecticut citizenry.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/states/connecticut/connecticut_history.html   (861 words)

 Connecticut Colonial History
The history of the one as given is therefore in substance the history of the others.
Here on the banks of the Connecticut was one of the birthplaces of modern democracy, with the needful elements of a nationality; here was a federal government, a prototype in miniature of the present government of the United States, which is to-day, as Mr.
After the serious trouble with King James II and with Andros, Connecticut, still retaining its liberal charter, was free from royal interference, and for a long period this "Land of Steady Habits" was the most peaceful and happy of all the English colonies in America.
www.usahistory.info /New-England/Connecticut.html   (1440 words)

 Constitional History of Connecticut
The first representative assembly in Connecticut was the general court held at Hartford, May 1, 1637, to which nine committees were chosen from the three towns, and the Pequot War was inaugurated.
When they came to Connecticut it was by permission of the Massachusetts court, and as town organizations, and these were recognized and continued as such in their new homes, in the Massachusetts commission; when the latter expired these town organizations did not die with the commission, but continued on in full life.
The records of Connecticut do not show that any constitutional question was ever submitted to vote of the people till the constitution of 1818 was so submitted.
history.rays-place.com /const-1.htm   (2760 words)

 History of Scouting - CONNECTICUT
The entire state of Connecticut is in the Northeast Region of the B.S.A. http://www.greenwichbsa.com/ is today one of the smallest councils in the United States, serving the Southwest corner of the state near New York City.
CONNECTICUT RIVERS COUNCIL http://www.ctrivers.org/ is based in East Hartford CT, and has a history very similar to that of Connecticut Yankee Council, with this modern day council forming in 1995 and being the final result of over a dozen mergers during the past 90 years.
In the rich history of Connecticut Rivers Council there is one final footnote of a long since vanished council that operated as the Manchester Township Council # 68 in Manchester CT from 1917 until 1925 when it ceased operations.
www.honorpub.com /scout-e-zine/vol04/council_history/ct_history.htm   (2663 words)

 HISTORY (from Connecticut) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Connecticut has had a stirring early history and a remarkably stable record as a state.
Connecticut is located in the northeastern corner of the United States.
History is a science—a branch of knowledge that uses specific methods and tools to achieve its goals.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-199100   (904 words)

 Quinnipiac University | Quinnipiac's Digitized Connecticut History Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Connecticut; a study of a commonwealth-democracy by Alexander Johnston digitized by the Arnold Bernhard Library, November, 2004.
History of Wallingford, Conn. : from its settlement in 1670 to the present time, including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780 / by Charles Henry Stanley Davis Digitized by the Arnold Bernhard Library, November, 2004.
A history of Connecticut by Benjamin Trumbull, digitized by the Arnold Bernhard Library in 2003.
www.quinnipiac.edu /x6776.xml   (398 words)

 Windsor Connecticut History
This is the Fourth Meetinghouse (1794) of the nation's oldest Congregational Church society, one that was organized in Plymouth, England, in 1630 before its founding members set sail for the New World.
Windsor, Connecticut's first community, was launched in 1633 when settlers sailed from Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts to establish themselves at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers.
The first tobacco crop was planted in 1640 with seeds brought to Connecticut from the Virginia tobacco plantations.
www.town-usa.com /connecticut/hartford/windsor/windsor_history.html   (540 words)

 Constitional History of Connecticut
The Massachusetts Commission for the government of the three towhs located on the Connecticut River was not to extend any longer time than one whole year from the date thereof.” It expired therefore March 3, 1736, 0.
This commission was really the first organic law or constitution of Connecticut, and had a most important bearing in shaping its subsequent history.
So while the expiration of the commission had the effect of severing the political tie that bound Connecticut to Massachusetts, “it did not subvert the local laws and local legislation.” These continued as before, only the laws of Massachusetts were now the laws of Connecticut.
history.rays-place.com /const-2.htm   (1217 words)

 Connecticut History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first Europeans we saw landing on Connecticut shores were Dutch traders (http://www.coldspringschool.com/history/early.html) who sailed up the Connecticut River around the year 1614, and landed near Hartford.
Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution and to become a state in the United States of America.
This meeting of Federalist leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, secretly adopted seven proposed amendments to the Federal Constitution that were later accused of being treasonous.
www.kids.state.ct.us /history.htm   (2057 words)

 78.04.02: History of Connecticut Through 1690
Connecticut is currently a place of gently sloping hills and valleys, but this has not always been the case.
In the southern areas of Connecticut, the thickness of the glacier was believed to have been around 1,000 feet; but in the northern areas, it is believed to have been as much as two miles.
Connecticut has four basic landforms: the central valley, the eastern highlands, the western highlands, and the coastal lowlands.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1978/4/78.04.02.x.html   (10459 words)

 Connecticut History on the Web: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This site is devoted to providing history and social studies teachers and their students with materials and lessons on various topics on Connecticut history.
This site was created by Mark Williams, a history teacher at The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut, under a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council.
The Connecticut Humanities Council is the State Committee of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
www.connhistory.org /cthist_home.htm   (261 words)

 Connecticut Roads
Connecticut Route Synopses Face it, some roads are more interesting to drive than others.
In the early 1960s, Connecticut reorganized its highway system and changed about 1/3 of all its routes; that's why older maps look a bit odd.
Connecticut does not allow a state route with the same number as a US or Interstate route.
www.kurumi.com /roads/ct   (1139 words)

 Connecticut College - History Department
The History department is the largest academic department at Connecticut College with 12 professors, and one of the largest majors.
Because of this range of faculty expertise, students who study history at Connecticut College are exposed to a diversity of countries, periods of history, and intellectual perspectives.
Our graduates go on to graduate school in history and museum science, they go to law school and business school, and they start careers in high tech fields, advertising, journalism, publishing, and teaching.
www.conncoll.edu /ccacad/History   (335 words)

 The Museum of Connecticut History Home Page
The Museum of Connecticut History is a part of the Connecticut State Library.
The Museum is part of the Connecticut State Library.
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from the Museum of Connecticut History.
www.museumofcthistory.org   (331 words)

 Connecticut Tourism - State of Connecticut - Connecticut Hotels
Connecticut is full of history and not just any history, a literary history.
One of the best reasons to travel to Connecticut is for their large selections of museums with paintings from some of the greatest names in art history.
In addition to being known for Yale University, New Haven is also know for the Peabody Museum of Natural History and an International Festival of Arts and Ideas that is held each June in which there are world class exhibits that you can enjoy.
www.connecticuthotelfinder.com   (553 words)

 History of Redding, CT Georgetown Connecticut History Pages
Included on this Georgetown History Homepage is the history of Georgetown as I have come to know it, there is still much more to discover, but as I'm sure you'll soon find...there's much more to Georgetown than you've ever imagined.
Following the Civil War, Connecticut property ownership restrictions were adjusted and more and more immigrant workers began to make their way to Georgetown.
G&B was once known for it's loyalty to its employees which cultivated a long history of loyal employees, 35 to 50 years of service was the norm, however, with operations in 5 different locations, and new management that no longer lived and prayed next to its employees...they were simply debits on a spreadsheet.
www.historyofredding.com /HRGeorgetown.htm   (13568 words)

 Local Catholic Church History and Catholic Ancestors - Connecticut and Rhode Island
Eastern Catholics are represented in Connecticut and Rhode Island, with the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy, of Stamford, Connecticut the ecclesiastical province for Ukrainian.
History from the celebration of the first Mass in 1781 in Ridgefield.
History from the celebration of the first Mass in 1781.
home.att.net /~Local_Catholic/CatholicUS-HartfordCT-RI.htm   (3870 words)

 Hours and Schedule for the Connecticut State Library, Archives & Museum of Connecticut History
Holidays to be observed by State of Connecticut agencies, including the State Library, in 2007.
Visitors to the History and Genealogy Reading Room, are asked to sign the visitors' log near the information desk.
Patrons are asked to keep their personal belongings with them at all times, as the Library is not responsible for their safekeeping.
www.cslib.org /hours.htm   (419 words)

 The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut - Timeline
1639--Fundamental Orders of Connecticut adopted by Freemen of Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor; John Haynes chosen first Governor; George Fenwick second governor of Saybrook colony; Henry Whitfield helps establish the town of Guilford.
1698--Fitz-John Winthrop elected governor of Connecticut; Colchester settled.
1776--Samuel Huntington, Roger Sherman, William Williams and Oliver Wolcott sign the Declaration of Independence; large majority of Connecticut people under Governor Jonathan Trumbull support the Declaration.
www.colonialwarsct.org /timeline.htm   (436 words)

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