Connecticut, 2nd edition (It's My State!) by Michael Burgan, Stephanie Fitzgerald

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1662 Connecticut receives a ★ 1954 The Nautilus, the world’s charter from the English government. first nuclear-powered submarine, launches from Groton. ★ 1775–1783 The American ★ 1974 Ella Grasso becomes the Revolution is fought. first woman governor of Connecticut. ★ 1764 The Connecticut Courant ★ 1988 Nutmegger George H. W. publishes its first issue. Now called the Hartford Courant, it is the nation’s oldest newspaper in continuous publication. Bush is elected president. ★ 1788 Connecticut becomes the fifth Joe Lieberman of Stamford becomes the first Jewish vice-presidential candidate from a major party.

And with federal recognition, they can also run businesses of their choice. 5% of the state’s population Hispanics or Latinos may be of any race. S. Bureau of the Census. The Census Bureau reports information for Hispanics or Latinos separately, since they may be of any race. Percentages in the pie chart may not add to 100 because of rounding. 1%. S. Bureau of the Census, 2007 American Community Survey THE PEOPLE 41 Events such as this Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation powwow held in North Stonington give American Indians a chance to celebrate—and share—their traditional lifeways.

The new factories that appeared in Connecticut before and after the Civil War needed workers. Immigrants from Europe began to move to Connecticut in large numbers. The first major wave, from Ireland, took place in the 1840s. Germans also came at this time. In the decades des that followed, many people came from southern and eastern Europe. These immigrants ants included Polish and Italian people. Most newcomers settled in cities too work in factories, but some also bought farms. Although Whitney’s cotton gin broughtt great wealth to Southern planters, many chose to copy rather than pay for or his patented machine.

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