Rhode island founded in 1636 Shelby Storey

-Roger Williams was the founder of the Rhode island colony.

-He supported religious freedom and the separation of church and state. that's why John Winthrop, the governor of Massachusetts, banished him from the strict puritan colony of Massachusetts.

-Roger Williams worked with Anne Hutchinson to found Rhode island

Anne Hutchinson

Religion

-Governed by the principles of religious liberty and separation of church and state it.

Became a haven for Baptists, Quakers, Jews and other religious minorities.

-The colony had religious freedom.

The first baptist church in providence, Rhode island.

climate and geography

- had mild and short summers

- had long, cold winters

- had poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm on and was not suitable for crops

Economy

-fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding were common jobs

-Whale oil was a valuable resource

- planted corn, pumpkins, rye, squash and beans, but not wheat due to poor soil.

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