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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.

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Rhode Island settlement?

a settlement in rhode island , when the early explorers created


What sort of government did early colonists set up in Rhode Island in the old days?

Representative government with separation of church and state.


How did Rhode Island make money?

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.


What religion was early Rhode Island?

it was actually Christiany


What product did Rhode Island produce?

They were early North American shipbuilders.


What form of economy dominated Rhode Island's early history?

Fishing and farming.


Did the Rhode Island colony depend on fishing and shipbuilding?

Yes, they were early industries.


Why is Providence the capitol of Rhode Island?

It was an early settlement but it does have a reasonably central location.


What were the economics like in Rhode Island?

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.


History of Rhode Island and the weather?

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.


Who were the first people to live in Rhode Island?

the cave men aka the early humans


When is Rhode Island's first snow fall?

Usually the first snowfall is in late November early December.


What was the main reason early settlers came to Maryland Rhode Island and Pennsylvania?

A. seek religious freedom


What early English settlement mysteriously disappeared?

The colonists who settled Roanoke Island mysteriously disappeared.


Origin of Rhode Island name?

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.


What kind of entertainment did colonial rhode island have?

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.


When did slavery start in Rhode Island?

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.


How did the Rhode Island Red get its name?

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.


What type of people settled on Rhode Island?

People who had been expelled from other colonies made up the early majority.


Why did people want to go to Rhode Island?

Early settlers were allowed more religeous freedom. This became a Baptist settlement


What was the daily life for the colonists in rhode island?

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.


How did the Massachusetts bay colonists feel about religious tolerance?

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.


What was the main reason most of the early settlers came to the colonies of Maryland Massachusetts Pennsylvania and Rhode Island?

so they can have equal rights.


Why were early colonists not a book-reading population?

Why were the early colonists not a book-reading population


Importance of church in Rhode Island?

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.