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Who wrote the Fundamental Order of Connecticut?
Minister Thomas Hooker
What colony/colonies was this document made for?
Connecticut (Hartford, Wethersfield and Winsdor and the time)
When (what year) was this document made?
1639
Why was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut needed to be made?
The colonists moved into Connecticut and needed to set the government
What was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut in history?
the first Constitution
What forms of government did the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut expand?
It expanded the ideas of democracy, representitive and constitutional government
What did this document do for non-church members?
it allowed them to vote
What was Thomas Hokker's nickname in history?
the Father of Democracy
Where did Thomas Hooker and his followers leave from?
Massachusetts
What did the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut do for this courts
it outlined the powers of the general courts
What were his followers?
Puritans
What did this document do with the relationship of the Governor and the people?
It took some power away from the Governor and gave some back to the people
What colony did Thomas Hooker and his followers form in Connecticut?
the Hartford colony
What idea was in both the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut and the US Constitution?
the idea of electing officals or representitives
About how many of his followers went with Thomas Hooker to Connecticut?
about 100
How did they get to Connecticut?
They walked
About how long did it take them to get to Connecticut?
about 10-12 days
When was the document signed?
January 14, 1639
How long did this document stay active?
until 1662
How many laws (orders) did it consist of?
11 orders of law
What future document was based mainly on the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut?
the Charter of Connecticut
What was one of the most important documents in the early new world?
the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
What caused the political development to begin?
the Fundamental Orders of Connectict
Who founded Connecticut?
Thomas Hooker
What was Thomas Hooker's practice?
a Minister