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Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. See the fact file below for more information about Rhode Island or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilized within the classroom or home environment.
- Rhode Island, also known as the “Ocean State”, became the first of the Thirteen Colonies to renounce its allegiance to the British crown on May 4, 1776, yet the last to ratify the constitution on May 29, 1790. Roger Williams, a theologian used the documented term Rhode Island for the native name Aquidneck in 1637.
- Rhode Island is bordered by the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York while facing the Atlantic Ocean and occupying the New England region. Surrounded by major waterways; Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, Sakonnet River, and the Atlantic Ocean.
- Today, it is composed of 15 municipalities contributing to the growing economy of the state. Which includes, textiles, costume jewelry, toolmaking, nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products, and eggs.
- For long decades of statehood, Rhode Island was governed in accordance with the 1663 colonial charter. The rights to vote were restricted to landowners with at least $134 in property, neglecting over half of its male citizens. As of May 2011, politics was dominated by the unaffiliated voters 48.61%, Democratic with 40.97%, and 10.38% bidding the Republican.
- Some of the famous Rhode Islanders are the following: Nathaniel Greene (Revolutionary War soldier), Harry Anderson (comedian), George M Cohan (composer, dramatist), Brad Faxon (golfer), Meredith Vieira (television personality), and Roger Williams (theologian). Also, Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married at St. Mary’s church in Newport, Rhode Island. Famous films and television series such as The Great Gatsby, Meet Joe Black, Jersey Shore, High Society, and others were filmed in the cities of Rhode Island.
Key Statistical Information On Rhode Island
Became a State
May 29, 1790 (13th)
New England region of the United States
1,214 sq. miles (50th)
Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Newport, Central Falls
textiles, costume jewelry, toolmaking, nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products, eggs
warm summer humid continental with hot, rainy summers and cold, snowy winters
averages 42 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, Sakonnet River, Atlantic Ocean
Most Famous Citizens
Nathaniel Greene (Revolutionary War soldier)
Harry Anderson (comedian)
George M Cohan (composer, dramatist)
Brad Faxon (golfer)
Meredith Vieira (television personality)
Roger Williams (theologian)
Bird – Rhode Island Red Hen
Flower – Violet
Tree – Red Maple
Rhode Island Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Rhode Island worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Rhode Island which is officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, which is a state in the New England region of the United States.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Rhode Island Facts
- Early History
- The State Flag
- The United States of America
- State Symbols
- Famous Rhode Islanders
- Rhode Island Statistics
- City Search
- The Tourist
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