Politics and Government

An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1929-1964

April 12, 2018

Organized labor grew strong during wartime while discriminatory practices in housing and education persisted throughout the state. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Ella Grasso, Great Depression and World War II, Politics and Government, Social Movements, The State, Transportation, Women, World War II

An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1866-1887

April 12, 2018

The late 1800s witnessed significant challenges to Connecticut's voting and taxation laws. …[more]

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

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1929-1964

April 12, 2018

The era of Wilbur Cross and the Great Depression transitioned into World War II and state control by Democrat mastermind John Bailey. …[more]

Categories: Abraham Ribicoff, An Orderly & Decent Government, Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Ella Grasso, Great Depression and World War II, Hartford, New Haven, Politics and Government, The State, Trumbull, Woodbridge

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1965-Now

April 12, 2018

Connecticut recast its constitution, reapportioned its House and Senate, and struggled with providing equal rights to all races and socio-economic classes in the state. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Contemporary United States, Education, Hartford, Politics and Government, Social Movements, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Significant Events & Developments, 1776-1818

April 12, 2018

With its limited supply of fertile land either occupied or exhausted, one of Connecticut's principal exports in the post-Revolutionary years was people. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Business and Industry, Essex, Politics and Government, Stonington, War of 1812

An Orderly & Decent Government: A Co-Equal Branch of Government, 1965-Now

April 12, 2018

Connecticut replaced town-based representation with legislative districts while the state struggled to supply equal opportunities across race and class lines. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Contemporary United States, Politics and Government, Social Movements, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Making Self-Government Work, 1965-Now

April 12, 2018

The 1965 state constitution helped redistribute populations more evenly into districts. It was also a period of new representation for women and African Americans in the state government. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Bridgeport, Contemporary United States, Hartford, New Haven, Politics and Government, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Crisis and Recovery, 1929-1964

April 12, 2018

World War II helped bring an end to the Great Depression in Connecticut. Following the war, the growth of the suburbs redefined life in the state. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Great Depression and World War II, Politics and Government, The State

An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1965-Now

April 12, 2018

The state generated revenue for urban renewal and social programs through gaming and income tax initiatives. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Contemporary United States, Disaster, Hartford, Politics and Government, Social Movements, The State

St. Anthony Comstock, the Village nuisance

Connecticut and the Comstock Law

March 28, 2018

The federal Comstock Law of 1873 made it illegal to sell or distribute materials that promoted contraception or abortion, to... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Catherine Roraback, Connecticut History Day 2017, Health and Medicine, Law, P.T. Barnum, Politics and Government, The Industrial United States, Women

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