The colonial period was not glamorous or easy.
It was a challenge for us who moved here because everyone
was familiar with the easy pleasures of our lives in Europe.
We had to struggle to even survive. Life was a challenge.
The first permanent settlers here in North America were the
gentleman of England. They came here to find gold, but instead
they found wild forests, cold and Indians.
a settlement in rhode island , when the early explorers created
Representative government with separation of church and state.
Colonial Rhode Island did not have a lot of imports, exports, and trade. Early settlers in Rhode Island made some money by selling nursery products and flowers.
it was actually Christiany
They were early North American shipbuilders.
Fishing and farming.
Yes, they were early industries.
It was an early settlement but it does have a reasonably central location.
Colonial Rhode Island's economy was based on farming, forestry and fishing but it developed a major shipbuilding center and was an early leader in the textile industry.
Several hurricanes have passed through Rhode Island in the early 21st century. In 2014, it experienced some of the coldest temperatures on record in its history.
the cave men aka the early humans
Usually the first snowfall is in late November early December.
A. seek religious freedom
The colonists who settled Roanoke Island mysteriously disappeared.
The State of Rhode Island says that it was originally Roodt Eylandt, Dutch for Red Island and that it was Anglicized when the English took over from the Dutch. There is also some thought that one of the early Dutch explorers looked at a small nearby island and said that it was 'about the size of the Island of Rhodes' a famous port in the Mediterranean.
The most common entertainment in colonial Rhode Island included games that were played with horseshoes. People also played Blind Man's Bluff and board games along with an early version of football.
Slavery began as early as 1652 and had reached to 6.3 % of the population by 1774. More important is the fact that financial and transportation of 60 to 90% of the American slave trade was in the full control of Rhode Island merchants.
Giovanni Verrazzano described nearby Block Island as having the shape of the Greek Island of Rhodes and early settlers adopted the name to the area.
People who had been expelled from other colonies made up the early majority.
Early settlers were allowed more religeous freedom. This became a Baptist settlement
Everybody, including the children, worked hard. The early settlers were farmers, fishermen, ship builders and many worked in the iron industry. Peope in the conly would cook, clean, make clothing, teach and attend school.
Though the Puritan colonists had fled England due to the lack of tolerance on the part of the state Anglican Church, their behavior in the Massachusetts Bay colony suggests a mass intolerance on their part as well. Colonists drove off dissenting minister Roger Williams, who then founded Rhode Island and welcomed other dissenting voices (many of them early Baptists or ), such as the early proto-feminist and theologian Anne Hutchinson, whom the Puritans had also banished from Massachusetts Bay.
so they can have equal rights.
Why were the early colonists not a book-reading population
Because they practiced freedom of religion did not mean that they condoned freedom from religion. That concept was not yet developed as human right among colonists. The accepted early colonists were all trinitarian protestants. It would take time to become an all inclusive society where Catholics were welcome, longer for Judaism to be accepted and much longer for agnostics and atheist's to be welcomed.