Why was Roger Williams banished from the Massachusetts bay colony in 1636?
He was a minister and was said to be spreading new yet dangerous thoughts about religion. So he founded Rhode Island in search of a place for free religious practice.
Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, and Thomas Hooker all disagreed with the Puritan leaders in the Massachusetts colony. However, Thomas Hooker participated in the attempts of the Puritan leaders to deal with Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. Thomas Hooker led a group of followers to form a more liberal Puritan colony in Hartford, Connecticut, while Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams were banished from Massachusetts and went to Rhode Island.
Roger Williams was the founder of the Rhode Island colony. The clergyman founded Providence in 1635 after being exiled from Massachusetts Bay colony. He was banished for what they felt were radical religious and political ideas. He challenged Puritans to acknowledge their separation from the Church of England and said the King had no right to take Native American lands.
Roger Williams founded Rhode Island and William Penn founded Pennsylvania. Penn was a Quaker and wanted to create a colony where quakers wouldn't be persecuted. Williams was Anglican and wanted a colony with complete religious freedom. Penn got his land from the king and went by choice. Williams was banished from Massachusetts and purchased the land from the native population.
Roger Williams: believed that the colony needed to tolerate different religious beliefs. Roger fled Massachusetts and found the settlement of providence later it became the colony of Rhode Island it was the first European colony to allow people to have beliefs different from his own. Anne Hutchinson: was brought to trial she believed people should pray directly to God rather than depend upon church teachings was forced to leave Massachusetts traveled to Rhode Island and…