Results for: Rhode Island

In History of the United States

When was rhode island?

Rhode Island became a united colony in 1644. It declared independence from Britain on May 4, 1776, the first colony to do so. RI was the last of the original 13 colonies to be (MORE)
In Name Origins

Why is Rhode Island called Rhode Island?

The state known as Rhode Island official name is The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. It was named Rhode Island after the Native American's who had lived ther (MORE)
In History of the United States

Why is Rhode Island called an island?

"Rhode Island" was either named for the Isle of Rhodes (in the Mediterranean Sea) or for its red clay (the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block may have named it "Roodt Eylandt" meani (MORE)
In Rhode Island

Where is Rhode Island?

The state of Rhode Island is in the northeastern part of the UnitedStates, in an area of the country known as New England. Connecticutis to the west, and Massachusetts is to t (MORE)
In Rhode Island

Is Rhode Island an island?

Rhode Island is not an island, although it includes some. It isa US state on the Atlantic coast south of Massachusetts and east ofConnecticut. . Rhode island is better than a (MORE)
In Rhode Island

How many islands are in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island boasts 36 islands including Newport, Jamestown, and Block Island along with its mainland. That is c.o.o.l.
In Rhode Island

Why is Rhode Island called that if it is not an island?

Rhode Island was the previous name of a former colony which was an island itself (today it is known as Aquidneck Island). In what is now mainland Rhode Island was called Provi (MORE)
In History of the United States

Are there houses on the islands of Rhode Island?

There are many smaller islands that help make up the state, many of which have only abandoned forts, if any structures at all on them. However, there are also larger islands w (MORE)