Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

     I was going to discuss the next entry from The Intellectual Devotional, but I read an interesting article on Yahoo concerning Rhode Island and next week's Election Day.  In order to share, I have decided to go with something a little more unorthodox.

     Excommunicated Roger Williams.  Rhode Island founded 1636.  Settlement called "Providence".  Eventual British colony.  Declared independence first.  Irony of original colonies.  Ratified U.S. Constitution last.  Smallest state in Union.  Official name.  The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.  Plantation modern day negative connotation.  Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  Ballot question for voters.  Keep "and Providence Plantations"?  Vote Yes or No.  Interested to see what happens.  Tune in next Tuesday.

Source of information: 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101026/ap_on_el_st_lo/us_providence_plantations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Rhode_Island

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