Rhode Island Colonial Brochure

Rhode Island

History

Do you need a place to come and just relax and practice your own religion? Well Proceed to the 13th colony, Rhode Island, to come and drop by to see the marvelous Rhode Island colony. Roger Williams founded our marvelous state in 1636. If you come to Rhode Island you are promised that you will be able to have religious freedom and practice any religion you want without being disturbed by officials.

Roger Williams did not have free religious freedom in Massachusetts but in Rhode Island it is a promise that any people=and religion are welcome. Many Quakers, Puritans, Baptist, Jewish and any others have been coming to the Rhode Island recently but that doesn’t mean you can’t come either! In Rhode Island anyone is approved of coming here.

In Rhode Island here, we established our own government without rulers or a king. This means we are a royal colony and that we are not under control by the king. This procedure also means it will give you more chances to be part of the Government. If you come to Rhode Island, you will get these opportunities to be part of the Government.

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Geography

Rhode Island is not that big of a colony but there is still good land and resources found here. If you looked at a map, Rhode Island is the small one below the big boot shaped one (Massachusetts.)

The Rhode Island colony is north of the Atlantic Ocean. It also borders it along with Massachusetts and Connecticut. North of Rhode Island is where you will find the colony Massachusetts. South of Rhode Island is the Atlantic Ocean where you could get water for crops and nourishment. West of here is the colony Connecticut and east is also part of Massachusetts. Physical features found in Rhode Island are many rivers such as Blackstone, Pawtuxet, Providence, Sakonnet, Narragansett, and Jerimoth. This provides a lot of water for food and to keep you healthy.13colonies

Government

The government here in Rhode Island is different from others in many ways but we have a very good government. If you came to Rhode Island, it wasn’t a perfect colony because problems had started arising but don’t worry, we could fix this problem. You could establish the government like this. You colonists would join together to watch the criminals/problems. You would’ve told Roger Williams of what you noticed and then he would secure a charter from England so there would not be as much difficulty in Rhode Island. This is how you colonists would start the government. Any Citizens who come to Rhode Island, can participate in the government here since there are many elections here a year.

Even though mostly anyone could participate in the government, there were some rules for voting though. Such as only land owning white men could vote when it is voting time. Also White masters in Rhode Island allowed enslaved Africans to have an election day where they could vote for governors. Here in Rhode Island, we are one of the few colonies that we could elect our own government.

The different religions in Rhode Island don’t affect the laws of the colony because Rhode Island is a safe place for people with different religions. Here in Rhode Island, Great Britain passed an important law called the Navigation Acts. These are to protect British trade and also put a limit on the types of goods you could sell when you get here.

People/culture

Many colonists around the 1660’s moved to Rhode Island around this time when they found out Rhode Island had religious freedom. Many groups such as Congregationalist, Baptist, Anglican, and Quakers also settled here in Rhode Island and you should too! Rhode Island over the years has grown more and more populated. This shows that many people enjoyed Rhode Island and the religious freedom. We also have amazing neighbors that we share Rhode Island with. They are known as the Indians and they are very pleasant to our land and us.

If you come to Rhode Island you will see many different people practicing their own religions they want. Some of the religions are Baptist, Jewish, Puritan, and Quakers. If you come to Rhode Island, there are also many job opportunities such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, merchants, skilled crafts people, blacksmiths, seamstress, carpenters, and silversmiths. The day-to-day life here in Rhode Island is mainly many chores. The men would clear land for shelter and crops. They also would build homes. Women would cook, clean, and raise their children. Young Children would usually help the parents whenever they could.

The education in Rhode Island, children did not have much time for education. When they weren’t working they were learning. They would be taught at their homes. Boys would usually learn how to add or subtract and girls would learn how to read. Here in Rhode Island, we are the only colony that did not pass a law for public schools but kids were still taught at their own homes. In kid’s free time they could play tag, fly kits, blow bubbles, hopscotch, and tops.

Economics

Resources made in Rhode Island are Molasses, Rum, and leather, very good resources for the colony and trading. Colonists would buy furs and then trade the furs for goods from Europe such as bibles, glass tools, paper, clothes, spices, and guns.

Here in Rhode Island people earn a living from food they grew (farmers grew food on plantations) and fishers make a living by catching fish. The colony’s main source of labor was the slaves from Africa. Rhode Island would buy and trade slaves to work on the plantations. They helped the farmer’s and care for animals.

Rhode Island is a great place to come for religious freedom. You could practice any religion that you wanted or be part of any group and come to Rhode Island without being accused by officials. Also we have great resources that you could trade or just use for your colony. We have a great government that mostly anyone could be involved in since there is many elections a year. The last extrodinary thing about Rhode Island is we live right near the Atlantic Ocean/ Rivers for plantations and food. We have many natural resources that we can trade with other colonies. Rhode Island is one of the best colonies you would ever visit.

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Works Cited

Axelrod-Contrada, Joan. A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island. New York: Rosen Central Primary Source, 2006. Print.

Burgan, Michael. Rhode Island. New York: Children’s, 2009. Print.

Deady, Kathleen W. The Rhode Island Colony. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2006. Print.

Doak, Robin S. Rhode Island. [New York]: Children’s, 2004. Print.

Italia, Bob. The Rhode Island Colony. Edina, MN: Abdo Pub., 2001. Print.

Rhode Island colony. Digital image. Http://www.enchantedlearning.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/rhodeisland/map.GIF>.

Roger Williams. Digital image. Http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web03/features/bio/images/1620.0008.jpg. Web. <http://www.rogerwilliams.org/portrait.jpg>.

Roger Williams. Digital image. Http://www.picturehistory.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <tp://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/UIA Online/…>.

Somervill, Barbara A. The Rhode Island Colony. Chanhassen, MN: Child’s World, 2003. Print.

Wiener, Roberta, and James Arnold. “Rhode Island Geography.” Map. Print.

Wiener, Roberta, and James R. Arnold. Rhode Island: the History of Rhode Island Colony, 1636-1776. Chicago: Raintree, 2005. Print.

Roger Williams. RogerWilliams.org. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://www.rogerwilliams.org/portrait.jpg>.

Rhode Island

History

Do you need a place to come and just relax and practice your own religion? Well Proceed to the 13th colony, Rhode Island, to come and drop by to see the marvelous Rhode Island colony. Roger Williams founded our marvelous state in 1636. If you come to Rhode Island you are promised that you will be able to have religious freedom and practice any religion you want without being disturbed by officials.

Roger Williams did not have free religious freedom in Massachusetts but in Rhode Island it is a promise that any people=and religion are welcome. Many Quakers, Puritans, Baptist, Jewish and any others have been coming to the Rhode Island recently but that doesn’t mean you can’t come either! In Rhode Island anyone is approved of coming here.

In Rhode Island here, we established our own government without rulers or a king. This means we are a royal colony and that we are not under control by the king. This procedure also means it will give you more chances to be part of the Government. If you come to Rhode Island, you will get these opportunities to be part of the Government.

picture of plain rhode island outlined

Geography

Rhode Island is not that big of a colony but there is still good land and resources found here. If you looked at a map, Rhode Island is the small one below the big boot shaped one (Massachusetts.)

The Rhode Island colony is north of the Atlantic Ocean. It also borders it along with Massachusetts and Connecticut. North of Rhode Island is where you will find the colony Massachusetts. South of Rhode Island is the Atlantic Ocean where you could get water for crops and nourishment. West of here is the colony Connecticut and east is also part of Massachusetts. Physical features found in Rhode Island are many rivers such as Blackstone, Pawtuxet, Providence, Sakonnet, Narragansett, and Jerimoth. This provides a lot of water for food and to keep you healthy.

picture of 13 colonies

Government

The government here in Rhode Island is different from others in many ways but we have a very good government. If you came to Rhode Island, it wasn’t a perfect colony because problems had started arising but don’t worry, we could fix this problem. You could establish the government like this. You colonists would join together to watch the criminals/problems. You would’ve told Roger Williams of what you noticed and then he would secure a charter from England so there would not be as much difficulty in Rhode Island. This is how you colonists would start the government. Any Citizens who come to Rhode Island, can participate in the government here since there are many elections here a year.

Even though mostly anyone could participate in the government, there were some rules for voting though. Such as only land owning white men could vote when it is voting time. Also White masters in Rhode Island allowed enslaved Africans to have an election day where they could vote for governors. Here in Rhode Island, we are one of the few colonies that we could elect our own government.

The different religions in Rhode Island don’t affect the laws of the colony because Rhode Island is a safe place for people with different religions. Here in Rhode Island, Great Britain passed an important law called the Navigation Acts. These are to protect British trade and also put a limit on the types of goods you could sell when you get here.

People/culture

Many colonists around the 1660’s moved to Rhode Island around this time when they found out Rhode Island had religious freedom. Many groups such as Congregationalist, Baptist, Anglican, and Quakers also settled here in Rhode Island and you should too! Rhode Island over the years has grown more and more populated. This shows that many people enjoyed Rhode Island and the religious freedom. We also have amazing neighbors that we share Rhode Island with. They are known as the Indians and they are very pleasant to our land and us.

If you come to Rhode Island you will see many different people practicing their own religions they want. Some of the religions are Baptist, Jewish, Puritan, and Quakers. If you come to Rhode Island, there are also many job opportunities such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, merchants, skilled crafts people, blacksmiths, seamstress, carpenters, and silversmiths. The day-to-day life here in Rhode Island is mainly many chores. The men would clear land for shelter and crops. They also would build homes. Women would cook, clean, and raise their children. Young Children would usually help the parents whenever they could.

The education in Rhode Island, children did not have much time for education. When they weren’t working they were learning. They would be taught at their homes. Boys would usually learn how to add or subtract and girls would learn how to read. Here in Rhode Island, we are the only colony that did not pass a law for public schools but kids were still taught at their own homes. In kid’s free time they could play tag, fly kits, blow bubbles, hopscotch, and tops.

Economics

Resources made in Rhode Island are Molasses, Rum, and leather, very good resources for the colony and trading. Colonists would buy furs and then trade the furs for goods from Europe such as bibles, glass tools, paper, clothes, spices, and guns.

Here in Rhode Island people earn a living from food they grew (farmers grew food on plantations) and fishers make a living by catching fish. The colony’s main source of labor was the slaves from Africa. Rhode Island would buy and trade slaves to work on the plantations. They helped the farmer’s and care for animals.

Rhode Island is a great place to come for religious freedom. You could practice any religion that you wanted or be part of any group and come to Rhode Island without being accused by officials. Also we have great resources that you could trade or just use for your colony. We have a great government that mostly anyone could be involved in since there is many elections a year. The last extrodinary thing about Rhode Island is we live right near the Atlantic Ocean/ Rivers for plantations and food. We have many natural resources that we can trade with other colonies. Rhode Island is one of the best colonies you would ever visit.

Rhode Island colorful picture

Works Cited

Axelrod-Contrada, Joan. A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island. New York: Rosen Central Primary Source, 2006. Print.

Burgan, Michael. Rhode Island. New York: Children’s, 2009. Print.

Deady, Kathleen W. The Rhode Island Colony. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2006. Print.

Doak, Robin S. Rhode Island. [New York]: Children’s, 2004. Print.

Italia, Bob. The Rhode Island Colony. Edina, MN: Abdo Pub., 2001. Print.

Rhode Island colony. Digital image. Http://www.enchantedlearning.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/rhodeisland/map.GIF>.

Roger Williams. Digital image. Http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web03/features/bio/images/1620.0008.jpg. Web. <http://www.rogerwilliams.org/portrait.jpg>.

Roger Williams. Digital image. Http://www.picturehistory.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <tp://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/UIA Online/…>.

Somervill, Barbara A. The Rhode Island Colony. Chanhassen, MN: Child’s World, 2003. Print.

Wiener, Roberta, and James Arnold. “Rhode Island Geography.” Map. Print.

Wiener, Roberta, and James R. Arnold. Rhode Island: the History of Rhode Island Colony, 1636-1776. Chicago: Raintree, 2005. Print.

Roger Williams. RogerWilliams.org. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://www.rogerwilliams.org/portrait.jpg>.

History

Do you need a place to come and just relax and practice your own religion? Well Proceed to the 13th colony, Rhode Island, to come and drop by to see the marvelous Rhode Island colony. Roger Williams founded our marvelous state in 1636. If you come to Rhode Island you are promised that you will be able to have religious freedom and practice any religion you want without being disturbed by officials.

Roger Williams did not have free religious freedom in Massachusetts but in Rhode Island it is a promise that any people=and religion are welcome. Many Quakers, Puritans, Baptist, Jewish and any others have been coming to the Rhode Island recently but that doesn’t mean you can’t come either! In Rhode Island anyone is approved of coming here.

In Rhode Island here, we established our own government without rulers or a king. This means we are a royal colony and that we are not under control by the king. This procedure also means it will give you more chances to be part of the Government. If you come to Rhode Island, you will get these opportunities to be part of the Government.

picture of plain rhode island outlined

Geography

Rhode Island is not that big of a colony but there is still good land and resources found here. If you looked at a map, Rhode Island is the small one below the big boot shaped one (Massachusetts.)

The Rhode Island colony is north of the Atlantic Ocean. It also borders it along with Massachusetts and Connecticut. North of Rhode Island is where you will find the colony Massachusetts. South of Rhode Island is the Atlantic Ocean where you could get water for crops and nourishment. West of here is the colony Connecticut and east is also part of Massachusetts. Physical features found in Rhode Island are many rivers such as Blackstone, Pawtuxet, Providence, Sakonnet, Narragansett, and Jerimoth. This provides a lot of water for food and to keep you healthy.

picture of 13 colonies

Government

The government here in Rhode Island is different from others in many ways but we have a very good government. If you came to Rhode Island, it wasn’t a perfect colony because problems had started arising but don’t worry, we could fix this problem. You could establish the government like this. You colonists would join together to watch the criminals/problems. You would’ve told Roger Williams of what you noticed and then he would secure a charter from England so there would not be as much difficulty in Rhode Island. This is how you colonists would start the government. Any Citizens who come to Rhode Island, can participate in the government here since there are many elections here a year.

Even though mostly anyone could participate in the government, there were some rules for voting though. Such as only land owning white men could vote when it is voting time. Also White masters in Rhode Island allowed enslaved Africans to have an election day where they could vote for governors. Here in Rhode Island, we are one of the few colonies that we could elect our own government.

The different religions in Rhode Island don’t affect the laws of the colony because Rhode Island is a safe place for people with different religions. Here in Rhode Island, Great Britain passed an important law called the Navigation Acts. These are to protect British trade and also put a limit on the types of goods you could sell when you get here.

People/culture

Many colonists around the 1660’s moved to Rhode Island around this time when they found out Rhode Island had religious freedom. Many groups such as Congregationalist, Baptist, Anglican, and Quakers also settled here in Rhode Island and you should too! Rhode Island over the years has grown more and more populated. This shows that many people enjoyed Rhode Island and the religious freedom. We also have amazing neighbors that we share Rhode Island with. They are known as the Indians and they are very pleasant to our land and us.

If you come to Rhode Island you will see many different people practicing their own religions they want. Some of the religions are Baptist, Jewish, Puritan, and Quakers. If you come to Rhode Island, there are also many job opportunities such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, merchants, skilled crafts people, blacksmiths, seamstress, carpenters, and silversmiths. The day-to-day life here in Rhode Island is mainly many chores. The men would clear land for shelter and crops. They also would build homes. Women would cook, clean, and raise their children. Young Children would usually help the parents whenever they could.

The education in Rhode Island, children did not have much time for education. When they weren’t working they were learning. They would be taught at their homes. Boys would usually learn how to add or subtract and girls would learn how to read. Here in Rhode Island, we are the only colony that did not pass a law for public schools but kids were still taught at their own homes. In kid’s free time they could play tag, fly kits, blow bubbles, hopscotch, and tops.

Economics

Resources made in Rhode Island are Molasses, Rum, and leather, very good resources for the colony and trading. Colonists would buy furs and then trade the furs for goods from Europe such as bibles, glass tools, paper, clothes, spices, and guns.

Here in Rhode Island people earn a living from food they grew (farmers grew food on plantations) and fishers make a living by catching fish. The colony’s main source of labor was the slaves from Africa. Rhode Island would buy and trade slaves to work on the plantations. They helped the farmer’s and care for animals.

Rhode Island is a great place to come for religious freedom. You could practice any religion that you wanted or be part of any group and come to Rhode Island without being accused by officials. Also we have great resources that you could trade or just use for your colony. We have a great government that mostly anyone could be involved in since there is many elections a year. The last extrodinary thing about Rhode Island is we live right near the Atlantic Ocean/ Rivers for plantations and food. We have many natural resources that we can trade with other colonies. Rhode Island is one of the best colonies you would ever visit.

Rhode Island colorful picture

Works Cited

Axelrod-Contrada, Joan. A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island. New York: Rosen Central Primary Source, 2006. Print.

Burgan, Michael. Rhode Island. New York: Children’s, 2009. Print.

Deady, Kathleen W. The Rhode Island Colony. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2006. Print.

Doak, Robin S. Rhode Island. [New York]: Children’s, 2004. Print.

Italia, Bob. The Rhode Island Colony. Edina, MN: Abdo Pub., 2001. Print.

Rhode Island colony. Digital image. Http://www.enchantedlearning.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/rhodeisland/map.GIF>.

Roger Williams. Digital image. Http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web03/features/bio/images/1620.0008.jpg. Web. <http://www.rogerwilliams.org/portrait.jpg>.

Roger Williams. Digital image. Http://www.picturehistory.com. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <tp://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/UIA Online/…>.

Somervill, Barbara A. The Rhode Island Colony. Chanhassen, MN: Child’s World, 2003. Print.

Wiener, Roberta, and James Arnold. “Rhode Island Geography.” Map. Print.

Wiener, Roberta, and James R. Arnold. Rhode Island: the History of Rhode Island Colony, 1636-1776. Chicago: Raintree, 2005. Print.

Roger Williams. RogerWilliams.org. Web. 7 Dec. 2010. <http://www.rogerwilliams.org/portrait.jpg>.

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