new england colony
begining of providence
In 1638, another preacher, Anne Hutchinson, spoke out against puritans beliefs. She to was forced to leave Massachusetts, and moved to Rhode island. In time, the colony became known as a place were people with different religious beliefs were welcome
Climate and Geography
farming and trading
Most colonists in Rhode island were farmers and traders. They raised animals and grew corn, tobacco, and beans on small farms. Ships from Rhode island carried rum, sugar, wool, and beef to buyers in England and the west indies (islands in the Caribbean sea). Some colonists became rich by trading in African slaves, even though few of them owned slaves themselves.