History of the United States
What type of people settled on Rhode Island?
Asked in Colonial America, Delaware, Rhode Island
What type of religion did colonial Rhode Island have?
The man who settled colonial Rhode Island was named Roger Williams. He, a minister from Massachusetts, was banished from the colony because he did not believe that people should be prosecuted for their religious practices. In his view, the government shouldn't force people to worship a certain way. This lead Williams to establish Rhode Island, the first place in America where persons of all faiths could worship and practice as they wished.