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Izek and Glynn

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Founder of Rhode Island
Roger Williams: 1603-1683
Founded on: May 29th, 1790
Types of People in Rhode Island
Most of the people that lived in Rhode Island were religious refugees, because they needed a place to worship whatever religion they believed in.
Type of Religion
All religions were excepted into Rhode Island because it was founded in order to try the concept of religious freedom.
Resources Made in Rhode Island (Economy)
The main cash crop of Rhode Island was rice, while the trading goods that they exported were cattle, corn, lumber, and ships.
Reasons Founded
Rhode Island was founded to test religious and political freedom. Many religious refugees from the Massachusetts Bay colony come to Rhode Island to experience this freedom. Rhode Island is the most liberal colony of the 13 colonies.
Reasons to Come
No matter what religion you are we'll accept you into our colony.
There is a great opportunity to make profit through rice, cattle, corn, lumber, and any products for ships you can make, such as: sails, cannons/cannonballs, ropes, etc.
Not only do you have religious freedom here, but you have political freedom as well. So you don't have to worry about being forced to worship the leader we have, if you don't believe in his ways.
Rhode Island
Izek Thomas & Glynn Morgan
Colonial History Brief
In 1636, Roger Williams settled at the tip of Narragansett Bay after being exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religion, on land given to him by the Narragansett tribe. He called the place "Providence Plantation" and declared it a place of religious freedom. Rhode Island was also the first colony to officially declare independance on May 4th, 1776.

Despite the fact that Rhode Island had laws against African slavery, they were one of the most involved colonies in the slave market. They had 6.3% of the amount of slaves, which is twice than ANY other New England colony.
Citations:
http://www.rifb.org/briefhistory.html
http://www.answers.com/Q/What_were_the_products_of_colonial_Rhode_Island?#slide=1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Rhode_Island
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