Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was one of the original Thirteen Colonies established on the east coast of America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded by Roger Williams. 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.

Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1636–1776
StatusColony of England (1636–1707)
Colony of Great Britain (1707–1776)
CapitalProvidence, Newport
LanguagesEnglish, Narragansett, Massachusett
Ethnic groups
English, Black, Narragansett, Wampanoag, Niantic
GovernmentCrown Colony
Governor 
History 
 Established
1636
 Foundation
1637
 Chartered as an English colony
1644
 Coddington Commission
1651–1653
1663
 Part of the Dominion of New England
1686–1688
 Resumption of Royal Charter
1688
 Disestablished
1776
CurrencyRhode Island pound
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Narragansett Indians
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Today part ofUnited States