THIRTEEN COLONIES & THE LOST COLONY (TM) Take a step back and discover the thirteen colonies of Colonial America. From European exploration through the American Revolution, witness the unique history and character of each colony. Trace the role of each colony in the American Revolution and that colony's impact on the formation of our Constitution. This primary source series includes transcribed colonial patents and charters, with an explanation for readers in contemporary language. Maps and portraits of notable colonists are also included. Connecticut: Using primary source materials to enhance the text, this book tells the provocative story of the Connecticut colony and its first inhabitants, first constitution, and the Fundamental Orders of 1639, which helped to create a representative self-government.