SAT Subject US History Practice Question 640: Answer and Explanation
81. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut of 1639 can be described as which of the following?
A. A set of strict religious guidelines
B. Precepts of the Puritans
C. A royal charter that established a hierarchy of authority
D. A peace treaty with the local Native Americans
E. The first written constitution in the colonies
Correct Answer: E
The Fundamental Orders set out how the colony would be governed.