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Rhode Island Rohit And Jackson
Transcript of Rhode Island Rohit And Jackson
Roger Williams was the founder of Rhode Island. He was banished from Salem,Massachusetts and Plymouth, Massachusetts because of what he believed. So, he purchased a piece of land from the Native Americans and he established the settlement of Providence, Rhode Island.
The early 1700s was a period of prosperity for Rhode Island. Farming and sea trading became profitable businesses. Providence and Newport were among the busiest ports in the New World. Despite making profits from the slave trade, Rhode Island was the first colony to prohibit the importation of slaves.
Types of People Living in the Colony
Many religious dissidents settled in Rhode Island. Some were Roman Catholics, English, Irish, Italians, French Canadians, and African Americans.
There were many economic opportunities in Rhode Island. The colonists living along the coast made their living by fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding. Other colonists manufactured and exported rum and still others were farmers. In fact, rum manufacturing was so popular that by 1761, there were 3 sugar refineries and 22 distilleries.
Rhode Island became a haven for Baptists, Quakers, Jews and other religious minorities.
Why would People want to settle here
He wanted the colony to become a refugee for persecuted religious people. All people that practiced any religion were welcomed into the colony.
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Trading with the Narraganset tribe
Colonists in Rhode Island
Practicing religious freedoms