This state is located in the New England region and is the smallest in the entire country, but it is also the seventh-least populated.
A refugee, Roger Williams fled from religious persecution in Massachusetts and founded Providence in 1636. Later, Providence became the capital city of Rhode Island.
In 1774, Rhode Island became the first of the 13 original colonies to renounce to the British Crown. After the American Revolution, the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” was the last of the thirteen colonies to ratify the United States Constitution. It was until November 2020 that the state officially dropped “Providence Plantations” from its name.