The Great Separatist
"God requireth not a uniformity of religion."
After I banished I settled on Narragansett Bay with my followers but we first had to purchase land from the Narragansett Indians. In the new land we established a new colony which was governed by the principles of religious liberty and separation of the church and state. Quakers, Jews, and Baptists went to Rhode Island for refuge. I inspired the founders of the United States and they included the separation between the church and state into the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Personal life & Brief Biography
After my studies I married Mary Barnard. I had six children with her and they were all born in America. My wife and I then decided to leave England and go to the New World. I never lost my belief in religious freedom and the separation of church and state. A book that is written about me also is "Roger Williams and the creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty".
"Roger William was born to be a separatist! He had that courage to tell others what he thought." - Ada Escoto Berrios