1639 – The first colonial constitution


In Hartford, Connecticut, the first constitution in the American colonies, the “Fundamental Orders,” is adopted by representatives of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford. The Dutch discovered the Connecticut River in 1614, but English Puritans from Massachusetts largely …read more

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Article Title

The first colonial constitution

AuthorHistory.com Editors

Website Name

HISTORY

URL

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-colonial-constitution

Access Date

January 13, 2023

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A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

July 27, 2019

Original Published Date

February 9, 2010