-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
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
-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.