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Connecticut is the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Connecticut or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
- The first European contact of the native inhabitants of Connecticut was with the Dutch trader Adriane Block near the present Hartford. In 1614 until the first settlement in Windsor 20 years later. Hartford was also established a year after by the colonist from Massachusetts.
- John Haynes became the first governor in 1639 until it joined the New England Confederation four years later. By 1774, Connecticut sent a representative to the First Continental Congress meeting held in Philadelphia. They participated to the American Revolutionary War with their native Benedict Arnold against the British colonists.
- In 1788, Connecticut joined the Union and became 5th state of America. Sixty years later, slavery was abolished. By 1974, Ella Grasso was elected as the first woman governor of the state.
- Today, its industry is known for the production of nursery stock (trees, shrubs, flowers), eggs, dairy products, cattle, and tobacco. The state’s most famou citizens are George W. Bush (US President), Dean Acheson (statesman), Ethan Allen (Revolutionary War general), Benedict Arnold (Revolutionary War general), P. T. Barnum (showman), Katherine Hepburn (actress), Harriet Beecher Stowe (author), Noah Webster (lexicographer), and Paul Newman (actor)
Key Statistical Information On Connecticut
Became a State
January 9, 1788 (5th)
New England region of United States
5,543 sq. miles (48th)
Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, New Canaan
nursery stock (trees, shrubs, flowers), eggs, dairy products, cattle, tobacco
humid continental with seasonal extremes
averages 44 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Connecticut River, Atlantic Ocean
Most Famous Citizens
Dean Acheson (statesman)
Ethan Allen (Revolutionary War general)
Benedict Arnold (Revolutionary War general)
P. T. Barnum (showman)
Katherine Hepburn (actress)
Benjamin Spock (pediatrician)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (author)
Noah Webster (lexicographer)
Bird – Robin
Flower – Mountain Laurel
Animal – Marine: Sperm Whale
Tree – Charter Oak
Insect – European Mantis
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Connecticut Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Connecticut which is the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Connecticut Facts
- The Long Tidal River
- Notable Citizens
- American Revolutionary War
- Name the Symbol
- Connect the Landmarks
- A Hero or A Spy?
- State Flag
- The Arsenal of the Nation
- George W. Bush
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