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What happened to dissenters of Puritan rules in Massachusetts?
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What happend to dissenters of puritan rules in Massachusetts?
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Why did people follow Roger Williams from Massachusetts to Rhode Island?
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What were the rules in Rhode island in colonial times?
Rhode Island was created by dissenters who challenged the rigidity of the Puritan religion. They believed in a separation between Church and State, whereas the Puritans believed in running the state through the Church. Settlers needed to be tolerant of other religions, this was a key principle of the colony.