Rhode Island

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Rhode Island (, like road), officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.wikipedia
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Providence, Rhode Island

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Providence is the state capital and most populous city in Rhode Island. Providence Plantation was the name of the colony founded by Roger Williams in the state's capital of Providence.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States.

Aquidneck Island

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The settlements of Newport and Portsmouth were situated on what is commonly called Aquidneck Island today but was called Rhode Island in Colonial times.
Aquidneck Island, officially Rhode Island, is an island in Narragansett Bay and in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, which is partially named after the island.

Narragansett Bay

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The mean elevation of the state is 200 ft. It is only 37 mi wide and 48 mi long, yet the state has a tidal shoreline on Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean of 384 mi.
Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound covering 147 mi 2 (380 km 2 ), 120.5 mi 2 (312 km 2 ) of which is in Rhode Island.

Providence Plantations

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Providence Plantation was the name of the colony founded by Roger Williams in the state's capital of Providence.
Providence Plantation was the first permanent European American settlement in Rhode Island.

Rhodes

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The name of the U.S. state of Rhode Island is thought to be based on this island.

Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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On May 4, 1776, the Colony of Rhode Island was the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British Crown, and it was the fourth among the newly independent states to ratify the Articles of Confederation on February 9, 1778.
It was an English colony from 1636 until 1707, and then a colony of Great Britain until the American Revolution in 1776, when it became the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known simply as Rhode Island).

Wampanoag

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Metacomet was the Wampanoag tribe's war leader, whom the colonists called King Philip.
They lived in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the beginning of the 17th century, at the time of first contact with the English colonists, a territory that included the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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A force of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Plymouth militia under General Josiah Winslow invaded and destroyed the fortified Narragansett Indian village in the Great Swamp in South Kingstown, Rhode Island on December 19, 1675.
South Kingstown is the largest town in Washington County and is the largest town (land and water area) in the state of Rhode Island.

Portsmouth Compact

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This settlement was called Portsmouth and was governed by the Portsmouth Compact.
The Portsmouth Compact was a document signed on March 7, 1638 that established the settlement of Portsmouth, which is now a town in the state of Rhode Island.

Adriaen Block

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He is noted for possibly having named Block Island, Rhode Island, and establishing early trade with the Native Americans, and for the 1614 map of his last voyage on which many features of the mid-Atlantic region appear for the first time, and on which the term New Netherland is first applied to the region.

Dorr Rebellion

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Dorr's supporters led an armed rebellion against the charter government, and Dorr was arrested and imprisoned for treason against the state.
The Dorr Rebellion (1841–1842) was an attempt by middle-class residents to force broader democracy in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, where a small rural elite was in control of government.

Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route

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The celebrated march to Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 ended with the defeat of the British at the Siege of Yorktown and the Battle of the Chesapeake.
In June 1781, Rochambeau prepared to march from Rhode Island to join the Continental Army near White Plains, New York.

Scituate, Rhode Island

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The Klan is believed to be responsible for burning the Watchman Industrial School in Scituate, which was a school for African-American children.
Scituate is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.

Long Island

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It shares a narrow maritime border with New York State between Block Island and Long Island.
Across the Block Island Sound to the northeast is the state of Rhode Island.

West Warwick, Rhode Island

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In 2003, a nightclub fire in West Warwick claimed 100 lives and resulted in nearly twice as many injured, catching national attention.
West Warwick is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.

Watchman Institute

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The Klan is believed to be responsible for burning the Watchman Industrial School in Scituate, which was a school for African-American children.
The Watchman Industrial School and Camp, also known as the Watchman Institute, was founded in 1908 for black youths by Reverend William S. Holland in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cumberland, Rhode Island

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A rare type of rock called Cumberlandite is found only in Rhode Island specifically in the town of Cumberland and is the state rock.
Cumberland is the northeasternmost town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, first settled in 1635 and incorporated in 1746.

Samuel Slater

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Moses Brown teamed up with Samuel Slater and helped to create the second cotton mill in America, a water-powered textile mill.
A wealthy man, he eventually owned thirteen spinning mills and had developed tenant farms and company towns around his textile mills, such as Slatersville, Rhode Island.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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The settlements of Newport and Portsmouth were situated on what is commonly called Aquidneck Island today but was called Rhode Island in Colonial times. This settlement was called Portsmouth and was governed by the Portsmouth Compact.
It became part of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (see Aquidneck Island) and eventually part of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Northeastern coastal forests

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Rhode Island's forests are part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.
The ecoregion covers an area of 34,630 sq miles (89,691 km²) encompassing the Piedmont and coastal plain of seven states, extending from coastal southwestern Maine, southeastern New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, southward through Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

Hurricane Carol

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Some hurricanes that have done significant damage in the state are the 1938 New England hurricane, Hurricane Carol (1954), Hurricane Donna (1960), and Hurricane Bob (1991).
Hurricane Carol was among the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island in the United States.

Jerimoth Hill

It is mostly flat with no real mountains, and the state's highest natural point is Jerimoth Hill, 812 ft above sea level.
Jerimoth Hill (812 ft) is the highest point in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Sound

Rhode Island is bordered by Connecticut to the west, Massachusetts to the north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south via Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound.
Rhode Island Sound is a strait of water off the coast of the U.S. state of Rhode Island at the mouth of Narragansett Bay.

Prudence Island

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The second-largest island is Conanicut, and the third is Prudence.
Prudence Island is the third-largest island in Narragansett Bay in the state of Rhode Island and part of the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Jack Reed (Rhode Island politician)

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Its United States senators are Jack Reed (D) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D).
John Francis Reed (born November 12, 1949) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Rhode Island, a seat he was first elected to in 1996.