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 Rhode Island, USA

Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.

Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, established the first practical working model of Democracy after he was banished from Plymouth, Massachusetts because of his "extreme views" concerning freedom of speech and religion.

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  • 1637 - Anne Hutchison founded Portsmouth after being banished from Massachusetts for heresy

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  • 1643 - Roger Williams received parliamentary patent for Providence, Portsmouth, Newport colony, confirmed fellow settlers' land claims

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  • 1647 - Rhode Island united with Providence, formed single government

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  • 1675-76 - King Philip's War between Narragansetts Indians and colonists; several thousand Indians died, six hundred colonists died, much property damage

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  • 1761 - October 23 - A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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  • 1774 - Rhode Island abolishes slavery

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1776 - Rhode Island first American colony to declare indendence from Britain

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  • 1778 - August 12 - A Rhode Island hurricane prevented an impending British-French sea battle, and caused extensive damage over southeast New England.

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  • 1812 - Rhode Island refused participation in the War of 1812

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  • 1861-65 - 25,236 Rhode Islanders fought in Civil War; 1,685 died

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  • 1895 - Rhode Island
    Rhode Island, röd i’land, one of the New England States, and one of the original thirteen members of the Amer ican Union, bounded on the N. and E. by ...Read MORE...


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    Ferry House and Opera House, from the Mall, Newport, R.I.
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    Soldiers Monument, Main Street, Woonsocket, R. I.
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Journal Building. Providence, R. I.
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  • The Colony of Rhode Island Founded in 1636

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  • 1637 - Anne Hutchison founded Portsmouth after being banished from Massachusetts for heresy

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1643 - Roger Williams received parliamentary patent for Providence, Portsmouth, Newport colony, confirmed fellow settlers' land claims

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1647 - Rhode Island united with Providence, formed single government

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1675-76 - King Philip's War between Narragansetts Indians and colonists; several thousand Indians died, six hundred colonists died, much property damage

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1761 - October 23 - A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1774 - Rhode Island abolishes slavery

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1776 - Rhode Island first American colony to declare indendence from Britain

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1778 - August 12 - A Rhode Island hurricane prevented an impending British-French sea battle, and caused extensive damage over southeast New England.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1790 - Rhode Island became Nation's 13th state; Samuel Slater founded first textile mill in U.S.


    Reinvent Rhode Island: The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode Island
    Providence Journal (www.youtube.com)
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  • 1812 - Rhode Island refused participation in the War of 1812

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1861-65 - 25,236 Rhode Islanders fought in Civil War; 1,685 died

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ ritimeln.htm
  • 1895 - Rhode Island
    Rhode Island, röd i’land, one of the New England States, and one of the original thirteen members of the Amer ican Union, bounded on the N. and E. by ... Read MORE...

  • 1938 - Hurricane killed about 600, caused signifcant damages

    The Great Hurricane of 1938 - History Channel (www.youtube.com)

    A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New England causing a massive forest blow down and... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - Hurricane Carol struck, 19 killed, 3,800 homes lost, over $90,000,000 in damages


    NBC 10 WJAR (www.youtube.com)
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Rhode Island, USA Genealogy

Genealogy Resources for Rhode Island

The history of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Thomas Williams Bicknell, LL.D., Volume III, New York Historical Society, Inc. 1920

Vital Records of Rhode Island, 1636-1850

1935 Rhode Island State Census

1915 Rhode Island State Census

1925 Rhode Island State Census

1885 Rhode Island State Census

1905 Rhode Island State Census

History of the State of Rhode Island with Illustrations Albert J. Wright, Printer No. 79 Mille Street, corner of Federal, Boston. Hong, Wade & Co., Philadelphia 1878.


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