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Today in History: Roger Williams Was Kicked out of Massachusetts Bay

Posted by Gilbert Stack on October 9, 2018 at 4:55 AM

On this day (October 9) in 1635 Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for speaking out against the taking of Native American Lands. He also disapproved of punishments for religious offenses. When he founded the colony of Rhode Island he scandalized other colonists by not giving Rhode Island a state religion.

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