Water is Rhode Island's most abundant natural resource, according to the State of Rhode Island. Narragansett Bay gives Rhode Island an open door to trade from the Atlantic Ocean. The State of Rhode Island notes that litt... More »

The Southern Colonies in the United States had a number of natural resources including fish, a variety of crops and timber. The Southern Colonies had fertile land, which made it easy to grow a number of different crops. More »

The natural resources in colonial New England included furs, lumber, fish and whales. Later, New Englanders found rich deposits of iron ore and granite. These portable resources were ideal for England's purposes, because... More »

The state of Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams in 1636. Williams created the first white settlement in Providence on land he purchased from the Narragansett Indians. More »

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Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States, covering 1,214 square miles. The state is 48 miles from north to south and 37 miles from east to west. More »

Rhode Island is most well-known for being the smallest state in the United States with a total area of 1, 045 square miles and a width of only 37 miles. It is also the state with the longest official state name : State o... More »

The state of Rhode Island is situated in the southern New England region of the United States. Neighboring Rhode Island are Massachusetts to the north and east, Connecticut to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the sout... More »