Massachusetts: A Unit Study

On February 6, 1788, Massachusetts became the 6th state to enter the Union. Massachusetts History Massachusetts can claim some of the richest history of any state in the United States.  The first noted explorer of the area was Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602 in the English ship Concord, 18 years before the Pilgrims landed.  It wasContinue reading “Massachusetts: A Unit Study”

Connecticut: A Unit Study

On January 9, 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to enter the Union.   History Early exploration of Connecticut began in 1614 by representatives of the Dutch West India Company. In 1633 the Dutch erected a trading fort near present-day Hartford. In that same year, English settlers from Plymouth, Massachusetts, began to move into theContinue reading “Connecticut: A Unit Study”