Rhode island founded in 1636 by roger williams Chloe dameron

Anne Hutchinson was a mother of 15 and an important participant in the Antinomian Controversy that shook the infant Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1636 to 1638. Her popularity and charisma helped create a theological schism that threatened to destroy the Puritans religious community. She was eventually tried and convicted then banished from her colony with many of her supporters. Anne and her supporters established the settlement of Portsmouth. founded my Roger Williams in what became the Colony of Rhode Island.

Williams and his followers purchased land from the Narragansett Indians and established a new colony governed by the religious liberty and separation of church and state. Rhode island became a haven for Baptist, Quakers and Jews.

Mountains, trees, rivers, but poor, rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops. they had mild, short summers, but long, cold winters.

Rhode island was governed as a charter colony. in towns along the coast, the colonists made their living fishing, whaling, and ship building.


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