Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in 1636, after the English gained control of the Dutch colony of New Netherlands. Williams founded Providence Plantations after he was exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his differing religious beliefs; with the establishment of the village, the settlers agreed on an egalitarian constitution providing majority rule. 1637 saw the settlement of Aquidneck Island by Baptist leader Anne Hutchinson, and eventually other settlements of refugees arrived, forming a loose alliance. The colony was granted a royal charter in March 1644. In 1663 the colony was reissued a royal charter by the new king Charles II, who approved the colony’s promise of religious freedom; in the following years many persecuted groups, such as Quakers and Jews, settled in the colony. The colony was a fierce proponent of revolution and independence. They were the first of the 13 colonies to renounce its allegiance to Britain, but the las to ratify the US Constitution, after receiving assurances of the passage of the Bill of Rights. The state was the native home of the second most important general in the American cause, Nathanael Greene, and was the home of the famous 1st Rhode Island Regiment, which became well known as the “Black Regiment” after it became the first African-American military regiment for the Americans.
The Colony of Rhode Island is celebrated in our 13 Colonies APN Gold Collectible Series. Containing 1/4 gram of .9999-fine gold and containing a serial number unique to you, this card offers you a secure and continent way to build your gold collection while preserving your American heritage.
This design ensures the quality of your Gold bullion and guarantees that your Gold bar comes to you in an unaltered, pristine condition! The accompanying card lists the weight and guaranteed purity of the Gold bar as well as providing background information on the featured colony, complete with interesting facts and anecdotes.
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