AP U.S History Essay

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1. What was your name of the colony selected?
-Rhode Island & Providence

2. When was your colony offiaclly recognized by England, i.e. founded?
-The Rhode Island colony was founded in 1636

3. Who founded your colony?
-Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams and other colonist such as Ann Hutchinson at providence

4. Why was your colony founded? Four what purpose? Business expansion? Religious freedom? Etc. was it in the New England Middle or South colonies?
-Rodger Williams founded the colony in 1936. He granted religious and political freedom. Religious refuges from the Massachusetts Bay colony settled in Rhode Island. It was one of the most liberal colonies. Rhode Island is in the New England Colonies.

5. What was the official religion of the colony?
-The Puritans dominated New England and were a Reform movement in the Anglican Church that aimed at purifying the church of corruption. The religion of the Puritans who had settled in Massachusetts was strict and austere leading to dissent with many church members. The situation was so serious that Anne Hutchinson was found guilty condemned to banishment by the Civil Court which led to the establishment of Colonial Rhode Island. The group of Nonconformists and dissenters believed in religious freedom and the separation of church and state whereas the Puritans in Massachusetts believed in a government and society tied to the church. The Rhode Island Charter of 1663 proclaimed that a flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with full liberty in religious concernments. Other colonists including Catholics and Jews settled in Rhode Island which allowed them religious freedom. So there is no official religion for this colony

6. What kind of government system establish under the English Crown? List details and positions.
-Anne Hutchinson and her followers established a home in Portsmouth and adopted a new government which provided for trial by jury and separation of church and state. In 1651 England claimed the right to appoint a governor for Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, with a provincial council, to be elected by the freeholders and accepted by the King. On July 15, 1663 King Charles II granted the Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Colonial Rhode Island became a Charter Colony which was largely self-governed. The charter established the rules of government, but allowed the Rhode Island colonists a great amount of freedom within those rules. The organization of Government in Colonial Rhode Island was structured as follows:
The Governor of Colonial Rhode Island held the executive power in the colony representing the Crown (England)
The Governor’s Council of Colonial Rhode Island was composed of influential and powerful men who advised and supported the Governor and had judicial and administrative powers
An Assembly was elected by and represented, the citizens of the towns and counties of Colonial Rhode Island
Town Meetings
7. What are the main products of your colony economy?
-In terms of revenue generated Rhode Island top five agricultural are green house and nursery products, sweet corn, dairy products, potatoes and cattle and calves. Livestock milk is the third ranking agricultural product of the state dairy products account for about 5% of Rhode Island agricultural receipts. Greenhouse and nursery products as sod, ornamental trees, shrubs and other products account for than the states income.

8. Draw a detailed map of your colony where the “capital “was located any major cities towns. Be sure to include land features (Mountain ranges ) and water features (rivers and lakes
9. Who ran your colony? Name the governors etc.
-William Coddington born 1601 Boston Lincolnshire England, died November 1, 1678 Rhode Island U.S colonial governor and religious dissident who had founded Newport Rhode Island in 1639

10. Who did your colony send the First Continental Congress? The second Continental Congress? To the Constitutional