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Times of Rhode Island

  • Statehood

    Rhode Island becomes the 13th state.
  • Industry

    Samuel Slater opens the first machanized textile mill in the U.S.
  • Dorr Rebellion

    Dorr Rebellion
    Thomas Dorr leads a rebellion over voting rights.
  • Voting Rights

    The law is changed, allowing immigrants to vote in statewide elections without having to own property.
  • World War l

    World War l
    Rhode Islanders fight in World War l.
  • "Bloodless Revolution"

    "Bloodless Revolution"
    The "Bloodless Revolution" puts the Democratic Party in Control of the state government.
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    World War ll

    More than 92,000 Rhode Islanders serve in the military during World War ll.
  • Save the Bay

    Save the Bay
    Save the Bay is formed to limit development near Narragansett Bay.
  • Winning a Lawsuit

    Rhode Island becomes the first state to win a lawsuit against companies that made dangerous lead paint.