Thomas Hooker: Father Of Democracy

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Thomas Hooker was the original founder of Connecticut. He was born on July 5, 1856, in
Leicestershire, England. He was also the Father of American Democracy. He studied first at Queens College, Cambridge, but was soon given a scholarship to Emmanuel College. He received his BA 1608 and his MA in 1611. Thomas Hooker was a puritan and an amazing preacher. He ran into some trouble with religious control over holy matters and was compelled to leave to Holland. In 1633, Hooker and a few of his disciples sailed to Massachusetts. Hooker ran into trouble for his religious belief again. He declared a more democratic view, supporting that all men can vote, despite any religious or possessions conditions. Hooker lost approval in the Bay Colony and moved
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