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Owen and Kenneth
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Why people would want to settle in our Colony
Colonial History Brief
Type of people living in the Colony
Types of Economy
At the time Europeans were living in the colony. Also some French people were living in the colony. You had some indians to living in the colony. Also there were slaves at the time when the colony was being started in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's economy was historically based overwhelmingly on industry, with agriculture, mining, forestry, and fishing making only small contributions. The state's leading manufactured products were jewelry, silverware, machinery, primary metals, textiles, and rubber products.
Monday, February 17, 1638
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Types of Religion
The founder of Rhode Island was Roger Williams and he founded it in 1636. Roger Williams settled at the tip of Narragansett Bay after being banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious views, on land granted to him by the Narragansett tribe. He called the site "Providence Plantation" and declared it a place of religious freedom.
The political and religious leader Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) is best remembered for founding the state of Rhode Island and advocating separation of church and state in Colonial America. His views on religious freedom and tolerance, coupled with his disapproval of the practice of confiscating land from Native Americans, earned him the wrath of his church and banishment from the colony. Williams and his followers settled on Narragansett Bay, where they purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and established a new colony governed by the principles of religious liberty and separation of church and state. Rhode Island became a haven for Baptists, Quakers, Jews and other religious minorities. Nearly a century after his death, Williams’ notion of a “wall of separation” between church and state inspired the founders of the United States, who incorporated it into the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Welcome to Rhode Island
Rhode Island was founder for Religious freedom because Massachusetts did not allow it. Roger Williams didn't like this and wanted people to practice any religion they wanted, thus founding Rhode Island.
Roger Williams also founded it for Political freedom as well. He wanted to have a strong government for the state.
Picture of Roger Williams
Map of Rhode Island
Rhode Island was first discovered in 1524 by the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano (1485 - 1528), who was acting on behalf of the French. He was followed by the British explorer Henry Hudson (1565-1611) who explored the area on behalf of the Dutch. The land was originally given the Native Indian name of Aquidneck which is derived from the Narragansett word literally meaning the "Isle of Peace."
People would want to settle in our colony because we have mining, fishing. But we also have jewerly, silverware, and machinery for people to come and enjoy whether it be mining or getting some really nice jewelry.