The Origin and Meaning of the Connecticut Nicknames
The history, origin and meaning of each of the state's nicknames are as follows:
The origin of the official Constitution nickname are believed to relate a statement made by the American philosopher and historian John Fiskes (1842–1901) who claimed that the Fundamental Orders of 1638-1639 was the first written constitution in history. The General Assembly designated Connecticut with this nickname in 1959.
Arsenal of the Nation
The origins of the nickname 'Arsenal of the Nation' dates back to the American Revolution when factories produced the guns and firearms that were the main suppliers to the Continental Army.
Land of Steady Habits
The Land of Steady Habits derives from the effort that was made to raise a high level of moral consciousness and behaviour in the lands.
Nutmeg and Provisions State
The Nutmeg is said to be a reference to some far from honest citizens who were said cheated buyers by selling them wooden nutmegs. The Provisions State is a reference to the War of Independence (1775–1783) when Connecticut supplied the American soldiers with most of its food and canon.