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Rhode Island and Connecticut by Jenna and Bowen

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Laura Flanagan

on 7 October 2016

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Transcript of Rhode Island and Connecticut by Jenna and Bowen

Rhode Island Jobs:

Farming (wheat, corn and fishing)

Fish, timber, furs, ships and livestock

Religion in Rhode Island
Most people were puritans.
Puritans wanted a pure Christian church.
Compared to most New England colonies, Rhode Island was a lot more tolerant for non christians.
Rhode Island
Rhode Island is the smallest of the 13 colonies
the colony is on the Atlantic cost
red clay on shore
the colony has a lot of hills
It was hard to farm because of poor soil
Rhode Island and Connecticut by Jenna and Bowen
Religion of Connecticut
There was no religious freedom in the areas inhabited by the Puritans as they did not tolerate any other form religion.
Geography Connecticut
narrow lowlands and hilly eastern upland.
consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil.
land was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops
New England was the coldest of the three regions, mild and short summers leading to long, cold winters but less disease than in the warmer colonies
Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in

Connecticut was founded by Thomas Hooker in 1636.
ship builders
lumber workers
Fun Facts
Rhode Island
Rhode Island's name first came from a Dutch explorer and it meant "red island" due to the red clay on the shore.
Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts because of religious intolerance then founded Rhode Island
Thomas Hooker led group of colonialist out of Massachusets for more religious freedom
Colonists fought many times with native Americans living on the land
The Congressional Church was established in Connecticut by Hooker and his followers.
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