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Analysis of The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1638) Connecticut was founded and settled between 1635 and 1636 by Congregationalists who were dissatisfied with the Puritan government of the Massachusetts colony. These Congregationalists established the towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield along the Connecticut River, and held an assembly in 1638 to formalize the relationship between the three towns and establish a legal system. Roger Ludlow, the leader of the assembly, drafted the...

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Connecticut Shootings

Connecticut Shootings kill 26… Connecticut Shootings kill 26… On December 14th 2012, 20 year old man, Adam Lanza, killed his mother, 20 children and 6 adults in Connecticut with no valid reason. Adam Lanza Adam Lanza Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, in their town of Newtown, north-east of New York City. No one is aware of the reason for her death but she was found in her bed, wearing pyjamas, shot in the head with 4 bullets shot with a rifle. Nancy Lanza Nancy Lanza Mrs Lanza appeared...

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13 Original Colonies

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Background and Emergence of Democracy in the British North American Colonies

thought in the eighteenth century contained notions of right and freedom, which fueled their passion for a better way of life. . The Virginia House of Burgesses, the Mayflower Compact, New England town meetings, and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were all early stepping stones toward a truly democratic government. These documents and organizations may not have been what we perceive, today, as being democratic, but they were a start. The first permanent English settlement was a trading...

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School Shooting

crime and mental healthcare A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school Photograph: Melanie Stengel/AP Friday's news that 20 children and six adults were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut, a small community known locally for its Great Pootatuck rubber duck race every spring to raise money for charities supported by the Lions Club, was sickening and painful. I am used to studying armed violence in places like Afghanistan, but when...

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Analyze the Extent to Which Religious Freedom Existed in the North American Colonies Prior to 1700.

nowhere to attend mass. Also the colonies of Florida, owned by the Spaniards, and Louisiana, controlled by the French, were mainly established for the purpose of making a fortune only. New England colonies such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire were mostly Puritans although Scot Irish were Presbyterians and the French were Huguenots. The main reason this region was more religious than the others is that the area was infertile. Therefore, New England had more area to...

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The Arrival of Two Philosophies in Colonial Society

they also explain their philosophical core of socialism by providing welfare and tackling New England’s moral and integrative aim. Meanwhile, the influence of Massachusetts’s colonial society was expanding. Reverend Thomas Hooker founded Hartford, Connecticut in 1636, and in doing so he created the Fundamental Orders- a constitution that strongly resembled the Massachusetts system. By 1677, Massachusetts had reached influence in Maine as well. Society in New England, spurred from John Winthrop and his...

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Democracy in Colonial America

their way. Documents such as the Maryland’s Act of Toleration, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut and The Lady’s Laws are prove of the spirit of democracy coming to light. Oddly, pubs and taverns are an example of the origin of democracy. Since rich and poor people would be there daily, ideas would be shared and everyone was “forced” to listen to one another. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was the closest document for political democracy in the 17th century. It is considered the...

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The Role of Religion Was the Big Part of the Shaping and Growth of the Colonial Life in North America.

centuries supported strict religious discipline, in the early 1600's .The New England colonies, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland were conceived and established "as plantations of religion". The Massachusetts Bay Colony , Plymouth, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Haven were also included in the colonies of New England. The New England colonies took the role of religion very seriously. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was the most serious colony. The puritans that came to America from the Massachusetts Bay...

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Settling the Northern Colonies

"Sewer" Roger Williams fled to the Rhode Island area in 1636.  He then established religious freedom for all kinds of people.   New England Spreads Out Hartford and Connecticut founded in 1635.  A group of Boston Puritans came to the Hartford area lead by Reverend Thomas Hooker.  In 1639, the settlers of the new Connecticut River colony drafted a document known as the Fundamental Orders.  New Haven was established in 1638. In 1641, New Hampshire was taken by the Massachusetts Bay.  The king...

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