A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Connecticut is inspirational.  Connecticut was admitted to the Union of the United States of America on January 9, 1788.  The Constitution State is the official nickname of Connecticut.  The Connecticut Colony and the New Haven Colony established the Fundamental Orders as a constitution.  It was said to be the first constitutions in North America.  Years later Connecticut sent four delegates to the Second Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence.

 

Connecticut is a New England State.  Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York border Connecticut.  Long Island is to the south which Connecticut shares with New York and New Jersey.  These three states are often referred to as the Tri-State area.  The capital of Connecticut is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport.  Connecticut is ranked as the fourth most densely populated state, even though it is the third smallest.  The median household income ranks third, although there is high disparity between the top 1% high earning households and the rest of the state’s population.

 

Finance, insurance, and manufacturing are the three largest industries in Connecticut.  War history and the current economy have made Connecticut a historical center of gun manufacturing.  Connecticut manufactures and inventors have played major roles in the country’s wars.  The arts, film, history, and tourism have all had major influence on Connecticut’s economy.

 

The Connecticut River bisects the state and is what Connecticut was named after.  The highest point is the peak of Bear Mountain.  The most populated region is in the Connecticut River Valley.  Areas range from mountains to farms to beaches.  Connecticut is said to have a humid continental climate overall.  Southern and coastal areas are humid temperate/subtropical climates.  The state’s lowest point is sea level at Long Island Sound.

 

George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush are United States presidents from Connecticut.  Charles Dow, Katherine Hepburn, J.P. Morgan, Jackie Robinson, Igor Sikorsky, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Meryl Streep, Mark Twain, Noah Webster, and Eli Whitney all called Connecticut home at one time.  From inventing the cotton gin to the first practical helicopter or being known as an actress, writer, financial genius, or breaking baseball’s “color line”, these people have had impact on history and culture.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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