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    Rhode Island Government Officials

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    position. Each state elects officials into different offices including the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the Governor, the Secretary of State and other offices. The elected officials of Rhode Island are predominantly Democrats. The upper house of the U.S. Congress is called the Senate. Rhode Island, like each state elects two senators. Democrat, Jack Reed, has been a senator since being elected in 1996 (2). Senator Reed is an advocate for affordable housing and it has been a platform for

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    of Rhode Island has been a rising issue between the critics and supporters of gentrification, in both urban areas such as Providence and wealthy areas such as the island of Newport, among other examples. With the cities under a monopoly headed by the wealth of each neighborhood, one is left to wonder how such a system is fair to all groups. Relatively speaking, it isn’t, and the only ones who benefit from such a system are white-skinned. With the deterioration of the economic status of Rhode Island

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    Rhode island was founded in 1636. The population of the state today is 1.055 million people. It is a state with a vast and interesting history. Rhode island was founded by a man named Roger Williams who had been banished from the massachusetts for advocacy of religious tolerance and separation of church and state. Roger williams and his sum of followers travel to begin a new settlement on land that Williams had bought from Massasoit in present day Rumford. However Plymouth authorities asserted that

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    Philippines to our new home in Rhode Island seven hours ago from the T. F. Green Airport at around midnight. Last night, was my first time seeing my mother after a year has gone. I was finally able to live with my parents! Since I was two years old, my grandparents had raised my siblings and I. When my biological father had divorced my mother, my mother and stepfather later sought work in the Middle East to support our private education.

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    Roger Williams, William Penn, the Maryland Assembly and Liberty Conscience The New England colonies of Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Maryland [Pa. and Md.are not in New England] were founded with the express purpose of dispensing of with a statechurch [not exactly. Rhode Island was “put together.” Maryland did not have a single statechurch, but the Calverts did not intend to dispense with state support of a church]. In this theydeviated not only from the other British coloes in the New World

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    Roger Williams Religion

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    This place soon became known as the colony of Rhode Island (Providence). Rhode Island became a haven for Baptists, Quakers, Jews, and other religious minorities. Williams made to trips back to England during his life in America. “The first in June or July of 1643 was to obtain a Charter for his colony to forestall the

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    Barry Hinckley’s Ad on Immigration

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    the 2012 United States senatorial race in Rhode Island. The advertisement features the republican senate aspirant Barry Hinckley. His main opponent was democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse. The key campaign disputes being advocated by the contestants was the immigration issues with each airing their views. Other issues and topics of campaign were such as abortion as a woman’s unrestricted right where Barry’s campaign was in favor ("Immigration: Rhode Island Political Leaders' views."). Other topics

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    and religious purposes, the New World developed into a diversely structured colonial establishment consisting of (by 1733) the principal mainland’s Virginia, New Amsterdam (New York), Plymouth, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Sweden (Delaware), North and South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and lastly Georgia. Curiosity, coupled with the desire for economic accomplishments, attracted settlers searching for wealth in the New World. With the discovery of gold

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    The Battle of Block Island

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    one ship and landed in the other ship causing a battle. On April 6, 1776, a fleet of seven American ships attacked one British ship, which became to be known as the Battle of Block Island. It was a naval battle. It took place in the waters near Block Island, Rhode Island, during the nighttime. The Battle of Block Island was one of the first naval engagements between the Americans and the British in the American Revolution, which ended out bad for the American Navy. An American naval commander, Commodore

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    Roger Williams

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    Roger Williams ... A Brief Biography Drypoint etching, 1936, by Arthur W. Heintzelman, commemorating the Tercentenary of the founding of Rhode Island by Roger Williams. Courtesy of Roger Williams University Archives. ROGER WILLIAMS was born in London, circa 1604, the son of James and Alice (Pemberton) Williams. James, the son of Mark and Agnes (Audley) Williams was a "merchant Tailor" (an importer and trader) and probably a man of some importance. His will, proved 19 November 1621, left, in addition

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    Jamestown: The Virginia Company, a joint stock company, received a charter from King James I in 1606 with the intention of making a settlement in the New World. The charter of the Virginia Company guaranteed the settlers the same rights of Englishmen back in England. On May 24, 1607 105 English settlers, all of them men, landed to settle Jamestown. Jamestown, named in honor of King James I, became the English settlement in the New World. Virginia was founded to offer and expand a market for trade

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    New England Colonies

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    New England Colonies Motivation • By and large, the people who settled in the New England Colonies wanted to keep their family unit together and practice their own religion. • They were used to doing many things themselves and not depending on other people for much. • Some of these people came to New England to make money, but they were not the majority. Economy • The New England Colonies were largely farming and fishing communities. • The people made their own clothes and shoes. • They

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    I believe colonial New England had more of an effect on the American character than Virginia for several reasons. First they promoted more of the values that have transcended into modern day America such as religious toleration, their educational ideas and their focus on the importance of family. And we shouldn’t forget the fact that the American Revolution began in New England so in essence the America we know today would not exist without New England. First off, colonial New England was more

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    YouthBuild Providence is positioning itself to become a local leader in urban education reform. With the incorporation of best bet practices both in the classroom in the not so tangible elements of its programming, YouthBuild will be able to inform education partners on dropout prevention and recovery strategies. The program wants to build capacity in the programmatic areas such as support and transitional service to match the increase in enrollment and those active graduates in the PSE pipeline

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    I wake up to the sun shining through the window and the faint laughter from my family downstairs. It's the first day of our annual trip to Rhode Island. I lie in bed for a few moments and think about one thing. Rhode Island. I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else than here. I glance at the clock and it is only eight in the morning, but everybody is already up, enjoying breakfast, and getting ready to head to the beach. It's not supposed to rain until later in the day, so hopefully we can enjoy our day

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    Colonial America

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    (11) Identify Roger Williams, the origins of Rhode Island and his essay: The Bloody Tenents of Persecution. Explain how he contributed to freedom of religion, thought, speech, and conscience. Roger Williams was the founder of Rhode Island. Before that, he was a bright young man who had been attracted to the land of Plymouth. His religious views contradicted that of the Massachusetts Bay Colony leaders. After numerous disagreements, Williams was expelled and was threatened to be sent back to England

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    Freedom of dissent Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson were one in the same character: A ruthless dissenter who went against the majority. They both believed in conscience liberty, suffered persecution at the hands of the theocrats, and both went on to help dissenters make life anew in the colonies. First of all, during their time, it was recognized that one did not have a right within the choice of religion versus government. It seemed that whatever one wanted to believe was not an option when

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    exactly religiously tolerant themselves. Colonies like Massachusetts and Connecticut which were typically governed by Puritans were widely known for banishing people who challenged their beliefs on religion. However, colonies like Maryland and Rhode Island would be surprisingly

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    discrepancy between states when it comes to enforcing these punishments. For example, Rhode Island has an extremely low incarceration rate, but an extremely high probation rate. They have the 48th highest rate of incarceration, but the third highest probation rate. Rohde Island’s rate of probation is over twice as high as the probation rate in other New England states. The probation sentences issued by the state of Rhode Island are 53 percent longer than the national average and they are one of fourteen

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    The nightclub, is an aged small wood structure in Rhode Island. The club is reported to have a capacity of 182 people. On February 20th 2003, more then 400 fans packed into the small club to see a band. Although there are discrepancies between reports of how many people were in attendance, it is obvious that the number is well over twice the club's capacity. During the performance, as part of the act, pyrotechnics were deployed. The pyrotechnics were gerbs. Gerbs are cylindrical devices that

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