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The 13 Colonies of America

Rhode Island

 

Founded: 1636 by Roger Williams and others, at Providence

Major Industry: Agriculture (livestock, dairy, fishing), Manufacturing (lumbering)

Major Cities: Providence

Colony Named for: Dutch for "red island"

Became a State: May 29, 1790

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Connecticut
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
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Delaware
Pennsylvania
New York
New Jersey
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Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

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