An Orderly & Decent Government

An Orderly and Decent Government

April 25, 2018

The following is a digital presentation of An Orderly and Decent Government, an exhibition on the history of representative government... Read more » …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Politics and Government, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: A New State, A New Constitution, 1776-1818

April 12, 2018

The American Revolution prompted enormous political and social changes in other states, but Connecticut remained a "land of steady habits" until 1817 brought change to state government. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Constitution of 1818, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Business and Government, 1905-1929

April 12, 2018

The early years of the 20th century were a time of vigorous political and social reform. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Politics and Government, Social Movements

An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1776-1818

April 12, 2018

The freedom won in the American Revolution did not spread to African Americans. The Constitution of 1818 formed the basis for state government until 1965. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Constitution of 1818, Law, Politics and Government, Slavery and Abolition

An Orderly & Decent Government: A Society in Ferment, 1819-1865

April 12, 2018

Industry, immigration, and urbanization characterized Connecticut in the 19th century. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Business and Industry, Civil War, Expansion and Reform, Immigration, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1888-1905

April 12, 2018

Connecticut's ancient system of town-based representation ensured the continuation of small town values and perspectives. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Hartford, Politics and Government, The Industrial United States, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Establishing Self Government, 1634-1776

April 12, 2018

Puritans from Massachusetts settled early Connecticut towns, and in 1639 drew up "The Fundamental Orders" by which they would be governed. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Colonization and Settlement, Politics and Government, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1634-1776

April 12, 2018

In 1698 the General Court reorganized itself to deal more effectively with Connecticut’s complex new problems. The outlines of the modern legislative system began to emerge. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Colonization and Settlement, Hartford, New Haven, Politics and Government, The State, Wethersfield, Windsor

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1634-1776

April 12, 2018

After the Pequot War, New settlers and speculators sought to establish new towns from the colony’s undistributed lands. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Colonization and Settlement, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1819-1865

April 12, 2018

During the early 19th century, the General Assembly was slow to deal with rising crime, poverty and the other social costs of a rapidly changing society. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Civil War, Civil War and Reconstruction, Hartford, New Haven, The State, Transportation, Wethersfield

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