Constitution of 1818

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: 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: Searching for the Common Good, 1776-1818

April 12, 2018

During the American Revolution, loyalists were common in Connecticut. Those sympathetic to the patriot cause helped provide for the Continental army. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Constitution of 1818, The State, Transportation

Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo of 1807

Connecticut and the Embargo Act of 1807

January 9, 2018

The Embargo Act of 1807 stifled Connecticut trade with Europe, but ultimately boosted local manufacturing. …[more]

Categories: Constitution of 1818, Revolution and the New Nation, The State

The Revolution of 1817

December 1, 2017

The Connecticut gubernatorial election of 1817 transferred power from the Federalists to the Republican Party, bringing an end to life dominated by the Congregational Church. …[more]

Categories: Belief, Constitution of 1818, Hartford, New Haven, Politics and Government, The State

Exploring the Legacy of Connecticut’s 1818 Constitution: Resources for Additional Research

November 4, 2017

  Arnold, Douglas M. “Introduction.” In The Public Records of the State of Connecticut From May 1816 Through October 1817,... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Constitution of 1818

Exploring the Legacy of Connecticut’s 1818 Constitution: Ideas for Approaching the Subject

November 4, 2017

  Your Town in 1818 What was life like in your town in 1818? Who were the people? The industries?... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Constitution of 1818

Exploring the Legacy of Connecticut’s 1818 Constitution: Scholars & Programs

November 4, 2017

  Douglas Arnold Dr. Douglas M. Arnold is a historian of the early American republic with degrees from Bates College... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Constitution of 1818

Amos Doolittle, The looking glass for 1787. A house divided against itself cannot stand

The War Connecticut Hated

June 18, 2016

For most Connecticans, the War of 1812 was as much a war mounted by the federal government against New England as it was a conflict with Great Britain. …[more]

Categories: Constitution of 1818, Politics and Government, Revolution and the New Nation, War and Defense, War of 1812

Map – Connecticut Landmarks of the Constitution

May 27, 2016

A map of some of the Connecticut Landmarks of the Constitution researched and published by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. …[more]

Categories: Architecture, Constitution of 1818, Historic Preservation, Politics and Government, The State

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