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History of Rhode Island - Wikipedia


The history of Rhode Island includes the history of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from pre-colonial times (1636) to modern day.

Rhode Island - U.S. States - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Rhode Island, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island, Arrived in Boston


Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island based upon principles of complete religious toleration, separation of church and state, and political democracy ...

Visit Rhode Island :: Make Plans :: Facts and History


History. Roger Williams founded the first permanent white settlement in Rhode Island at Providence in 1636 on land purchased from the Narragansett Indians.

Why was Rhode Island founded? | Reference.com


Rhode Island was founded to be a haven primarily for New Englanders like the Anabaptists and Quakers, who were unwelcome in the Puritan-ruled enclaves of  ...

Ri History - Rhode Island - Nellie M. Gorbea - Secretary of State


The first mention of the name Rhode Island or any of its variations in connection with Narragansett Bay is in the letter of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the explorer, ...

Rhode Island Colony *** - Colonial America


Check out this site for facts about the Rhode Island Colony. Fact File of the Government, History, Geography and Religion of the Rhode Island Colony. Fast facts ...

Rhode Island Colony Facts - SoftSchools


The Rhode Island Colony was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, and was an English colony until 1776 when it joined the other colonies in a rebellion against  ...

Rhode Island History, USGenWeb Project - RootsWeb


Providence, was founded in 1636 as a settlement by English clergyman Roger Williams, after he was banished by the Massachusetts Great and General Court.

A Brief History of the Colony of Rhode Island, 1630-1690


Early Settlement. 1. Roger Williams Banished from Massachusetts - 1631-1636. Early History. "Rhode Island was so called from a fancied resemblance to the ...

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All About Rhode Island - Sheppard Software


Rhode Island has an interesting history. Roger Williams founded the colony in 1636. He guaranteed religious and political freedom. Religious refugees from the  ...

Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island, Arrived in Boston


Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island, Arrived in Boston February 5, 1631. What is your religion or spiritual belief? In the U.S., we can take it for granted that  ...

Rhode Island: History - Infoplease


History Early Exploration and Colonization The region of Rhode Island was probably visited by Verrazano, and in 1614 the area was explored by the.