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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Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island based upon principles of complete
religious toleration, separation of church and state, and political democracy ...
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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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 ...
Rhode Island History. A Short History of Rhode Island. The island on which
Newport is located is also called Rhode Island, and both the state and this island