By Charles A. Wills
A background of Connecticut, from its early exploration and cost to the kingdom this present day.
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In the summer of 1787, delegates from twelve of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia to hammer out the framework of a new national government. Connecticut sent three delegatesOliver Ellsworth, William Samuel Johnson, and Roger Shermanto this constitutional convention. One of the greatest debates of the convention centered on representation in the two houses of the proposed national legislature, or Congressthe House of Representatives and the Senate. Some delegates from the larger states argued that representation should be based on a state's population.
These clay pots are from the region and were made about AD 1400. Samuel de Champlain of France explored the New England coast between 1604 and 1607. This engraving of two Native American warriors, taken from a 1613 account of Champlain's voyages, is one of the first European views of the region's people. Page 10 Puritans and Pequots The first European to explore Connecticut was Adriaen Block, a Dutch sea captain. In 1613, Block arrived at the tiny Dutch settlement of New Amsterdamnow New York City.
S. Navy chose Groton as its Atlantic Coast submarine base in 1917. In this photo- graph, women volunteers at the State Fair collect donations for a "Food for France" fund. In this 1925 photograph, workers pose with the first engine to be shipped from the company's Hartford factory. Good Times, Hard Times and War Connecticut's economy went through a brief slump in the years just following World War I, as the state's industry shifted back to the production of civilian goods, and for a time unemployment was high.
A historical album of Connecticut by Charles A. Wills