The One Minute Geographer: Rhode Island — Religious Freedom and Other American Ideals

Burning of the Gaspee, 1772 from blogs.brown.edu

While we’re in Rhode Island, a little bit of history.

Historian George Bancroft wrote that more national ideals began in Rhode Island than in any other state. Roger Williams, thirsting for political and religious freedom, founded Providence in 1636 after breaking with and fleeing from the Puritans in Massachusetts. He…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store