Rhode Island: New England Colony
By: Zachary W
Climate And Geography
Colonists created a strong colony. Narragansett Bay and rivers provided fish, transportation and trade. They used animal skins for warmth and they had timber. The soil in the southern part of the colony was good for farming. Winters were sometimes harsh, but summer rains were enough to grow healthy crops.
Some were farmers and grew corn, tobacco, and beans on small farms. Ships carried rum, sugar, wool, and beef to buyers in England and to the West Indies. They also had some slaves.
Rhode Island was the most democratic colonies. All men could vote for governor and local officials.