Citizens of room 10! Enjoy some of the reading that I showed you today in class (if you were not in school, check out the links on our Government and CT History page). Please put your facts into three separate sentences. Wow us with some Connecticut facts! Enlighten us with some information on the government!
Good job connor
One fact that I learned was that the praying mantis became the state insect in October 1,1977. Another fact that I learned is that the supreme court is the biggest court on land. Finally I learned that our state can also be called provision state and nutmeg state.
Nice job Connor:]
that is very cool Conner, I didn't know that
Becca u forgot your period.
AWSOME! CONNOR whops I forgot that my caps lock was on.
Thank you, Connor. Do you know why it was called the provision state? You might find out on Wednesday!
Good job Connor!
The state air craft is the f4u corsair.It was made by 3 companies strictly in connecticut.The air craft was made the state plane 2005.
Great, Ethan! Can you tell us something about the three branches or levels of government?
The branches of the government are: 1) Executive, 2) Legislative Branch and 3) Judicial. The executive branch includes the governor and his staff. The legislative includes the state senate and house of representatives. The judicial includes the connecticut supreme court and the justices. The justices are the judges. The governor is Dan Malloy. The judicial also includes all the courts. The house of representatives and senate and governor Malloy make laws.
I learned that the charter oak got its name from the charter that was hidden in a hallow part of an oak tree by Captain Wadsworth. I also learned that in 1637 The pequots wanted to take the lands that had been purchased from the Mohegans but lost to Captain John Mason led the colonists to victory. Also I learned that the robin got its name because their red breasts reminded them of a character in many of their poems, songs and stories called "Robin Redbreast."
so the charter oak got is name because there was a charter that was hidden in the hollow part of the tree and that is really coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.............................:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
Please don't use our blog space for those kinds of responses. Thank you.
Thank you for putting so much effort into your response. It is much appreciated! Keep making great posts and setting great examples!
Thanks Mr.M I try my best! :D:D:D:D:D
Nice job Alicia
I learned that the founding fathers wanted there to be a goverment. Then they argued this was a bad idea. But they said they needed some one under control.
Good job Brady, My gosh, it's great, it's AWESOME :)
Don't stop there, Brady! Tell us more about our founding fathers!
I learned that the three branches of the federal government is judicial, legislative, and executive. I also learned that the framers wrote the Constitution to provide a separation of powers. While they work on their own jobs, they help the other branches too. This is called checks and balances,
Thank you for putting such great effort into your response! I like that you shared something about checks and balances! That's an important part of what makes our government unique! Thank you
This is the law and it take a long time to make the new law a law. So first lets pretend that there is this person the has a complaint and she says it to the governor or the mayor, they might make this a law. so the law will have to go to the president. if the president likes this law then he will make is a law. and also some people will have to vote on. so when all of the people and the president like this law they finally make it a law then the president sighs this form that usually says this is now the law of the united states. then the law goes out to all of the people.
WOW! That's long and cool Grace!
Great topic! We'll discuss this more, too! You have the general idea, but there are a couple more steps in the process :) Thank you for making a great post!
One fact that I learned was that the charter oak was named charter oak because someone took the charter and hid it in an oak tree and that tree was named the charter oak. Another fact is that the three branches of the government split the power and responsibilities. Another fact is that back then the national government was very weak and the state government had most of the power.
The Charter Oak is a very interesting story! Hopefully you'll hear a little more about it on Wednesday!
Thank you for sharing
I like your response:)
one thing I learned is, The suprime court is made out of a cheif justice and six associate justices. I also read, that square dance as the official state folk dance by the genaral assembly in 1995. The act was sighned by the govenor on june 6 (my birthday) 1995. the last thing i found was, the executive branch is made of six officers.
Kati u did a good job:]
that is so cool I cant believe it is on your birthday
1. A lot of settlers bought land along the river from the Mohegan Indians. 2. In 1636, one of the most famous Connecticut settlers, the Reverend Thomas Hooker, traveled from Massachusetts with a group of colonists. 3. By 1637, trouble began between the settlers and the Mohegan Indians.
Kayla u did good !!!!!: ] : ]: ]: ]
nice facts Kayla
I checked out the state symbols. I learned that there was a state bird. I also learned that there was a state fish. One other thing that I learned was that there was a state fossil. When I kept looking I found out that there was a state shell fish. When I was almost done looking I found out that there was a state mineral. When I finished looking I found out that there was a state tartan. I was very surprised when I learned the state symbols. I never would have thought that they had a state bird, fish , fossil, shellfish, mineral, and tartan. The only state symbol that I knew was the state animal and the state Insect.
Gage you did a good job !!: )
thats a lot or is it? its huge!!!!!!!:):):)not huge um 1..2.. 123 words that tooka while to count. forget it its enormous!!!!!!!!:):):):):) or is it?........ to be continued don don don........
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That's really interesting, Gage.
I learned all of the levels of the government. They are: federal, state, and local.The president, governor and the first selectman (the mayor) lead the government at the three levels. : )!!
Here I show you one of the facts: In 1636 one of the most popular early Connecticut settlers, the reverend, Thomas Hooker traveled from Massachusetts with a group of colonist. After they gazed at the wonderful town, Durham. Here is my 2nd fact: The English settlers gave the bird its name, "robin" because there red breasts reminded them of the songs and poems "robin red breast." And here is my final fact: In 1637 trouble began with the settlers and the Pequot Indians. The Indians wanted to take the lands that had been purchased by mohegons. And so that's all!
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one thing i learned today is that onece people where oned by a king. Then someone came from england and gave them the charter. And gave them laws But after a while someone came to steal the charter.But before they could steal it someone picked it up and put it in a tree. Ever since it has been the charter tree
I love it!
Nice Brady I mean josh no I mean Brady great job ;)
One thing I learned is that Yankee doodle is the state song. I wonder why? I never know that during each congress every two years representatives and senators introduce 10,000 bills. Finally I learned that in England you have to drive on the left side of the roads.
Did you know that Yankee Doodle was our state song? I think it originally was a song making fun of people from New England, but I could be wrong!
One thing I learned today was after the American colonies won their independence from England, the thirteen colonies became thirteen states. The new states formed a league so they could work together. Their system of government was described in a document called The Articles Of Confederation.
You're right, Grace. The Articles of the Confederation was the original "constitution". We will talk more about that on our trip, I believe! Thanks for sharing
I learned that the Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States.It hears cases that have made their way through the court system, out of about 7,500 cases that are sent to the Supreme Court each year, only about 80 to 100 cases are actually accepted(that means about 7,420 people were rejected!).
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The Supreme Court is consist of nine Justices. One of these is the Chief Justice. They are appointed by the President and must be approved by the Senate too. Before, many Justices served as members of Congress, governors, or members of the President's Cabinet. also did you president William Howard Taft was later appointed Chief Justice?
That's OK! You have so much to say! Thank you for doing a great job. I think you are going to learn so much tomorrow!
I learned that the state folk dance is the Square dance. I also learned that the state ship is the USS Nautilus and the state whale is the sperm whale,the state hero is Nathan hale.
Thank you for responding, Henry.
TOTALLY GREAT Henry
One fact I learned is that the national and state government have different jobs but also have jobs that both governments share. Another fact is that in the legislative branch, they elect a governor for each state instead of a president. The last fact is that each state has two senate which means that there are 100 senate.
Yes, each state has two senators. But each state has a different number of representatives. The students that went today actual met senator Bartolomeo!
I learned that National laws are made in congress, which is part of the legislative branch and is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress can make laws on all kinds of matters, such as setting speed limits on highways or regulating how much radon may be found in drinking water. During each congress, which last two years, Senators and Representatives introduce about 10,000 bills. During that time, about 650 bills are passed by Congress and then signed into law by the president.
i learned that there are three branches of government ( not really) there names are legislative,judicial and executive these branches use something called checks and balances. this is when they check the other branches to make sure one dose not become to powerful. here are some examples: the court or judicial branch checks the executive branch by making sure they don't pass a law that violates the law and rights of others people .
You will learn a lot more about the senate and the house of representatives on our field trip! I think you'll even get a chance to see the assembly in action!!
Thank you for sharing.
the state bird is robin because... it goes all the back to long,long ago when people started to settle in the united states this happened from about 1500-1850 anyway it is the state bird because when the settlers first saw the robin and described it as the famous poet character "robin red breast" after the saw the red in the robin.
You're a wealth of information! It seems you enjoy the CT history facts! I think you're going to enjoy the trip :)
I learned that you have to listen to laws. Just pretend you go past a red light. That is a law. I also learned the senate and the house of representatives make laws and the president has to sign it.
You're right, Alex! The president has the power to Veto a law, in which case it goes back to the representatives. Or, he can sign it! A governor does the same thing for our state. Hope you can make it!
The three things l learned today are, 1. That there was a state folkdance, a state tartan and a state fish. 2. The English settlers gave us the name "Robin", because our red breasts reminded them of a character in their poems, songs and stories "Robin Redbreast." 3. The first Europeans we saw landing on Connecticut shores were Dutch traders who sailed up the Connecticut river around the year I6I4, and landed near Hartford
You touched upon an important part of our history - they dutch traders. I think they will mention that on our field trip. You pointed out many facts!
Here is my 1st fact: They were all peaceful for 20 years but then more colonist were unhappy about the England law. They were nervous about that the charters and the landscapes would be token away. Here is my 2nd fact: Many settlers bought land from the Mohegan Indians. In each spring there were new settlements and villages from Saybrook to Windsor. And here is my final fact: By 1660 the colonist became to uneasy about their legal standing with the England laws. The colonies were still under rule of the English, but their we many disagreements about land claims.
Wow, Curt, that is some accurate reporting! I think you're going to like our field trip. We will talk a lot about the first congress and many other things!
Did you know that the charter oak fell 1856 during a storm.
The state ship is the uss nautilus. The first nuclear powerd
Thank you, Ethan!
One thing I learned today was all about the Charter Oak tree and how Captain Wadsworth took the charter and put it in the oak tree hoping that his ancestors would sit on the branches and protect it. Next I learned that the Judicial branch is made up of the Supreme court, the Appellate court, and the Probate court. I learned that the judges in the Superior court are named by the Governor. The Governor gets the names from Judicial selection commission. I also learned that there is a family division in the government. The family division is there for children issues. Some issues are delinquency, child abuse and neglect and termination of parental rights. Some other family issues are divorce, child custody, protection from abuse and family support payments. This is what I learned.
Thank you for sharing, Gage. You should be able to learn a little more about the courts on our trip tomorrow!
I learned that the three branches are local, state, and federal.
I learned that the three branches are local, state, and federal. And I also learned in England the law is to drive on the left side of the road. After the colonies won their independence they became states.
Thank you for making your responses, Adam.
Did you know the Connecticut Valley is the world's formast dinosaur track locality. Many different types of fossil track impressions have been found in the sandstone of the early Jurassic period that was 200 million years ago. Eubrontes which is a large three toed track was made the State Fossil in 1991. No skeletal remains have been found. The shape, size, and stride indicate that it was closely related to the Western genus Dilophosarus. Two thousand tracks were found on a single layer of rock in 1966. Then Dinosaur State Park was made.
Wow Evan that sure is a lot of information! :D
Thank you, Evan.
Here is my 1st fact: People made trails so they can walk through villages and trade. You may be hiking the trail from back. Here is my second fact: The founding fathers this system made the nation weak. They decided to develop a new system of government. Here is my next fact, which is my final: They wrote a new document called, The Constitution, to replace the articles of Confederation. The Constitution began to be stronger.
one of the facts that i learned is that farmers wrote the costitoshon for a seperashon of powers.
the secened fact that i learned was that each branchis of goverment has it
"s responsibillitys and at the same time all of them work together to make shore that the contry runs smothly and that everyone follows the laws and pays there bills.
Interesting fact, Andrew.
Here is my 1st fact about the executive branch of government: The government looks closely to see if the laws of the United States are being obeyed. The president of the United States is in charge of the executive branch of government. The executive branch is a very big job that even the vice president comes in to help. Here is my 2nd fact about the legislative branch. The legislative branch is made up of congress and government agencies, such as the library of congress or the printing office. Here is my final fact about the Judicial branch. The judicial branch is made up of the court system. The supreme court is the highest and greatest court in the land. And so that's all my info.
Nice job curt
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