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4-7 The State of Connecticut

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The great state of Connecticut is one of the Thirteen Original Colonies and became a state on January 9, 1788 (fifth state).  "The Constitution State" was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1959. Origin of the state's name: Quinnehtukqut -- Mohican for "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River."  The capital of Connecticut is Hartford.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto "Qui Transtulit Sustinet," (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)   
Nickname The Constitution State   
State Bird Robin 1943
State Flower Mountain Laurel 1907
State Song Yankee Doodle 1978
State Tree Charter Oak   
State Flag

Connecticut State Flag

  
State Insect European Mantis   
State Ship USS Nautilus (SSN-571)   
State Animal Sperm Whale   
State Mineral Garnet   
State Hero Nathan Hale 1755-1776   

Complete the questions below.

1.  Connecticut is one of the Thirteen Original Colonies and became a state on
January 9,
.

2.  The state nickname is " ."

3.  The state mineral is the .

4.  The state motto is "Qui Transtulit Sustinet," or (.)

5.  The state flower is the .

6.  The state song is .

7.  The state bird is the .

8.  The state animal is the .

9.  The state tree is the famous .

10.  Origin of the state's name: Quinnehtukqut -- Mohican for "" or "Beside the Long Tidal River."

 

 

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