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Whose ideas were contained in the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut?

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Asked by Mb, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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G. Jabez

G. Jabez

Answered Jan 02, 2020

Thomas Hooker was the man that originally brought about the idea of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Thomas Hooker delivered a sermon on the 31st May 1638, which provided a framework for the Connecticut government to work with; that was between 1639 to 1662. Before the fundamental orders of Connecticut was fully adopted, Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor operated under a simple kind of government which constitutes of the representatives and magistrates from each town.

There was a man from Windsor, who happened to be the only lawyer in the colony. He was the one that drafted the fundamental orders, though he was assisted by John Haynes (a resident of Hartford who was once a governor), John Steel, and Edward Hopkins. The ideas of the people contained in the fundamental orders of Connecticut can be said to be the idea of these earlier mentioned names, in agreement or accordance with the representatives and magistrates from the towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield.

 

E. James

E. James

Answered Dec 19, 2019

The ideas that are contained are that from Thomas Hooker. They can provide the framework needed to make sure that the government of Connecticut will be from 1639 to 1662. The fundamental orders will contain the type of government that people should have in Connecticut.

This is meant to set up the setting of its structure and its power. They also want to make sure that the government will have more chances in order to trade with others. The Connecticut government will not require the people to become Catholics in order to vote for the things that they want the government to achieve. The ideals are set out to be achieved by the government.

 

mb

Mb

Answered Aug 13, 2019

Thomas Hooker
 

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