Rhode Island founded (23 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Roger Williams founds Rhode Island after being expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony. It becomes the first English colony to grant complete religious tolerance.

Citation:
Editors. "Rhode Island founded". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10772, accessed 09 December 2016.]