Two hundred years ago, the state’s first constitution became the law of the land — marking a sharp turn from a New World nobility that had governed Connecticut since its founding. The Constitution of 1818 severed official ties between the state and Congregational Church and expanded voting rights....

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  • Abortion battle stirs up Connecticut’s Griswold history
    Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case where the Court ruled that the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a fundamental “right to privacy” that protects a ...
    05/25/2019 - 5:20 pm | View Link
  • Connecticut's Constitution Turns 200 Today. Here Are Six Things You Should Know About The Landmark Document
    Two hundred years ago, the state’s first constitution became the law of the land — marking a sharp turn from a New World nobility that had governed Connecticut since its founding. The Constitution of ...
    10/8/2018 - 4:25 pm | View Link
  • Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Access to Abortion in Connecticut
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Ganim hopes to enshrine pro-choice protections in Connecticut’s constitution in order to guard against the possibility that a conservative Supreme Court might ...
    08/8/2018 - 2:31 am | View Link
  • Did You Know? Facts About Connecticut's History
    Turns out it was just the effects of a lot of smoke ... It wasn't until 1971, 92 years later, that the building was designated a National Historic Landmark. Nutmeg State Notable Serving from 1966 to ...
    01/2/2012 - 8:19 am | View Link
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  • Landmarks in Connecticut
    The Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark that was once the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Lake Compounce Amusement Park Bristol , Hartford County , Connecticut, 06010
    06/22/2019 - 2:33 pm | View Website
  • Connecticut’s Nicknames – Connecticut State Library
    The “Constitution State” Connecticut’s official nickname is the “Constitution State”. According to the Connecticut State Register and Manual, 1998, p. 832: “Connecticut was designated the Constitution State by the General Assembly in 1959.
    06/21/2019 - 6:09 pm | View Website
  • Constitutional Topic: The Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention of 1787 produced the most enduring written Constitution ever created by human hands. Though the United States existed prior to the ratification of the Constitution, it was a nation held together by the tenuous threads of the Articles of Confederation, a sometimes contentious, and often ineffectual national government. The men who were at Philadelphia that hot summer hammered out a document that was the result of dozens of compromises and shaped by the failures ...
    06/21/2019 - 8:15 am | View Website
  • History of the Connecticut Constitution
    The Constitution of 1965 remains the supreme authority in Connecticut today. It represents the fourth distinct document in state history laying out the mechanics for its form of government. Connecticut is known as the Constitution State because of its early adoption of the Fundamental Orders in 1639, thought to be the earliest document of its kind in western civilization .
    06/21/2019 - 2:53 am | View Website
  • History of Connecticut’s Contribution to the Federal ...
    On January 9, 1788, the Convention at Hartford approves the Federal Constitution by a vote of 128 to 40. Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the Constitution and to become a state in the United States of America. Connecticut builds the first State House in America after the ratification of the Federal Constitution.
    06/19/2019 - 11:09 am | View Website
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