Compare And Contrast Essay On The Thirteen Colonies

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During the colonial times people began setting up their colonies. A colony is a group of people sent by a country to live in a piece of land. There were thirteen colonies divided into three regions: the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. One of the original thirteen colonies is Rhode Island. Rhode Island was the smallest colony from all of the thirteen colonies. Roger Williams was the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. He established it the year 1636. Roger Williams used to be in the Massachusetts Bay Colony but he was banished because he believed people should have religious freedom, not just Puritans. In other words Roger Williams strongly believed in religious freedom. He left the Massachusetts Bay Colony …show more content…
Some Native American tribes had been there for hundreds of years including the Narragansett. The Narragansett were the most powerful group in the area and when Roger Williams arrived in the Rhode Island territory the Narragansett tribe were friendly. They ruled many other tribes. The Narragansett lived in many villages of about 100 people. Each village had a sachem (leader).

When Roger Williams came to the Rhode Island Colony he made it and allowed colonists to have religious freedom which is why the Rhode Island Colony had many types of religious groups including Baptist, Jewish, Puritans and Quaker.

The colonists traded apples, corn, dairy, products, cattle, onions, fish, seafood, lumber and more to other colonists and sometimes traded with the West Indies and Europeans.

The deer woke up starving as soon as he steps at the dangerous area , a spear was thrown went right into the deer’s heart. blood splashing to the air. The colonists went hunting and fishing to obtain their own food. Colonists raised animals for meat, eggs, milk and cheese. The colonies ate fish, corn, beans, squash, wild animals, fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, milk, cheese, clams, shrimps and other seafoods. This shows that in the colonial times they did not have grocery stores to buy the things they needed instead they went hunting and fishing and grew