Providence And Newport: An Analysis

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Colonial expansion of european nations into the western hemisphere or “New World”, was truly a time of social innovation. As New England saw an extensive amount of change in the 17th and 18th centuries, many developing factors were shaping the future of what we now know as Rhode Island. Specifically, the socio-political as well as economic factors which shaped the towns of Providence and Newport were powerful enough to influence the surrounding towns and eventually the entire state as we see it today. Providence and Newport had both grown in their own respective series of circumstance as well as influence each other greatly from the late 17th century until the end of the American Revolution. 
 Providence and Newport had both began to form in
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