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The 13 Colonies- Rhode Island

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Alec Brisbois

on 16 March 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Alec Brisbois Rhode Island It is a charter colony and it was named after the Dutch meaning"red island" Rhode Island was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams. Rhode Island was founded after Roger Williams was banished from Massachussets. Founding Motivation for Founding Rhode Island is located in the New England group of colonies. Regional Group The major cities of Rhode Island are Providence and New Port Colonial Cities The geographical features Rhode Island has are bays, islands, and rivers, including Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island's climate is 20-70 degrees Farenheit. Geographical Information People sold rum, made ships, and sold iron for their jobs. Major Industries Nathanael Greene- helped Rhode Island get independence from England Roger Williams- established first settlement Key People and Groups The state bird is the Rhode Island red hen. Rhode Island's nickname is the "Ocean State". The state flower is the violet. The state tree is the red maple. Other Facts
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