The Dutch discovered the Connecticut River in 1614, but English Puritans from Massachusetts largely accomplished European settlement of the region. Read the rest at: https://thevoiceofreason.blog/this-day-in-history/ #VOR
It was also the first written constitution in the world to declare the modern idea that “the foundation of authority is in the free consent of the people.”
The desire to be free from government oppression and government involvement in the lives of individuals has been a long and important part of our history. People were tired of being ruled over and people still are tired of it today.