Background: The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge in Newport, Rhode Island(br>Photo by Matt Wade

Discovering and Moving to Rhode Island

Moving to Rhode Island

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Rhode Island

As youíll soon discover after relocating to Rhode Island, the state's motto is "Hope." which is quite fitting. Religious dissidents, founded the state which still is one of the more tolerant states and people of many diverse religions, cultures and beliefs call the state home. Rhode Island The smallest state featuring the longest name featuring synagogue that is the oldest in the nation. In addition there is Slaterís Mill, he Industrial Revolution's official U.S. birthplace. Though in relation to its size, it happens to be the most industrialized state and you can still enjoy the numerous national landmarks, state parks, and endless miles of renowned New England seaboard in Rhode Island.

It's a state which is comprised of individual historical towns that have matured into large cities, although still maintaining much of their individual character. There is Cranston, featuring its brand new Garden City Center; sleepy Coventry featuring residential and rural sections, Providence, a reinvigorated textile town; Newport, containing many stately homes and Warwick, boasting its picturesque coastline. Rhode Island provides progressive amenities along with historic charm . Other cities for your consideration are East Providence,, Woonsocket, South Kingstown, Cumberland and Pawtucket

The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge shown in the Background is in Newport, Rhode Island, a suspension bridge that connects Newport and Jamestown, crossing the Narragansett Bay. Built in 1969 and featured on the reverse of the Rhode Island quarter. Photo by Matt Wade

From its beginnings, Rhode Island has been distinguished by its support for freedom of conscience and action: Clergyman Roger Williams founded the present state capital, Providence, after being exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans in 1636. Williams was followed by other religious exiles who founded Pocasset, now Portsmouth, in 1638 and Newport in 1639.

Rhode Island's rebellious, authority-defying nature was further demonstrated by the burnings of the British revenue cutters Liberty and Gaspee prior to the Revolution; by its early declaration of independence from Great Britain in May 1776; by its refusal to participate actively in the War of 1812; and by Dorr's Rebellion of 1842, which protested property requirements for voting.


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