The history of Rhode Island includes the history of Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations from pre-colonial times (1636) to modern day.
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Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island, Arrived in Boston February 5, 1631.
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Rhode Island has an interesting history. Roger Williams founded the colony in
1636. He guaranteed religious and political freedom. Religious refugees from the
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History Early Exploration and Colonization The region of Rhode Island was
probably visited by Verrazano, and in 1614 the area was explored by the.
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Providence, was founded in 1636 as a settlement by English clergyman Roger
Williams, after he was banished by the Massachusetts Great and General Court.
Year Founded: 1636. Founded By: Roger Williams. The Founding of Rhode
Island: Rhode Island was originally called "Roodt Eylandt" by Adrian Block, who
Early Settlement. 1. Roger Williams Banished from Massachusetts - 1631-1636.
Early History. "Rhode Island was so called from a fancied resemblance to the ...