You might think that being the smallest state in the nation, at just 1,212 square miles, put the great state of Rhode Island at somewhat of a disadvantage when in fact, some truly big things have come out of the Ocean State.
From its official name to the ideas and values that spurred the addition of the Bill of Rights to the American Constitution, since becoming the 13th state on May 29, 1790, Rhode Island’s small size has never kept this seaside state from thinking big.
In fact, as one of the 13 original colonies, Rhode Island has played a huge role in some of our country’s biggest moments in history and with this Rhode Island state study, we’re going to dive in and take a look at a few of those.
Rhode Island State Study
As our next stop on our Explore: USA road trip, we’re visiting the great state of Rhode Island.
This seaside state may be the smallest in the nation, but that hasn’t stopped it from producing some truly big ideas.
In fact, you might just be surprised at how long it’s official name really is.
Rhode Island Books for Kids
We’re There! Rhode Island by Elizabeth Skinner Grumback
Rhode Island (Hello USA) by John F. Warner
Rhode Island (From Sea to Shining Sea) by Val Hallinnan
Good Night Rhode Island by Adam Gamble
The Rhode Island Colony by Kevin Cunningham
R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet by Mark R. Allio
So, buckle up road trippers and get ready to head north!