The foundation of authority is laid in the free consent of the people....The choice of public magistrates belongs unto the people by God's own allowance.

- Early democratic sentiment from Connecticut clergyman Thomas Hooker,
in a famous sermon given before the Connecticut General Court, which
will later earn him the appellation "Father of American Democracy."

In the year AD 1639...

These people were born in 1639:

These people died in 1639:

1638 - 1639 - 1640

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