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Transcript of Rhode Island
Rhode Island was one of the 13 original colonies in America. Rhode Island was one of four New England Colonies. It was home to the first Jewish synagogue and the first Baptist church in the new world. Rhode Island's motto is 'Hope'.
Roger Williams was a religious dissenter and the founder of Rhode Island (1636). During his fifty years in New England , Williams was a supporter of religious freedom and separation of church and state.
Rhode Island became a haven for Baptists, Quakers, Jews and other religious minorities.
The basic geography of New
England consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil that
was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops.
In town along the coast, colonist made there living fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding. Whale oil was a valuable resource as it was used in lamps. They also grew there own crops like corn, pumpkin ,rye, squash, and beans.
YOU SHOULD GO TO RHODE ISLAND BECAUSE...
Rhode Island is a unique and trail blazing colony with over 400 miles of beautiful New England coastline.
It was the 1st to pull away from King George in England and was the birthplace of the industrial revolution.
By: Cassie Rosa