Rhode Island

New England Colony

The Rhode Island Colony

The Rhode Island colony was founded in 1636 by a man named Roger Williams, a member of the Puratins. The colony was founded because Rgoer was exiled from Massachusetts after talking against the governement for being too religiously powerful. He ran off and started his own settlement in Rhode Island which he called Providance Plantations with a more equal type of government. Soon people started coming in and it turned into a full colony.

Rhode Island Government

The organization of Governement in Colonial Rhode Island was a new, adopted governement provided for trial by jury and separation of church and state. It was structured as followed:

- The governor held the executive power in the colony representing the crown (England)

- The governor's council was composed of influential and powerful men who advised and supported the governor and had judicial and administrative powers

- An assembly was elected and represented by the citizens of the towns and counties of Colonial Rhode Island

- There were also town meetings that would take place

Major Attractions in the Rhode Island Colony

Some Major cities in the Rhode Island Colony are Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, and Gaspee Point. Significant landforms in Colonial Rhode Island are Narragansett bay, Block Island, and the gently rising hills in central and northern Rhode Island.