The Fundamental Orders: Rules and Laws for Early Colonial Connecticut

What is the best way to organize a government? How did laws and rules in the colonies both promote and hinder freedom and equality?

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Who Gets to Vote? History of Voting Rights in Connecticut and the United States

How have the American conceptions of freedom and equality changed over time?

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“Women of Connecticut: Are You Helping?” The Reaction to Emergency Food Measures During World War I

Do government campaigns to promote “voluntary” patriotic efforts in a time of war strengthen or weaken American democracy?

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Hill-Stead workers and overseer Allen Cook, ca. 1913

Is That a Mastodon?! A Case Study in Civic Responsibility

To what extent are we, as citizens and communities, responsible for scientifically and/or historically significant finds on public property?

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Suffragists

Connecticut Women and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

How have American concepts of freedom and equality changed since the 1870s? How might the changes be perceived differently by different segments of the population?

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