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How Providence’s Federal Hill Got Its Name

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In 1788, Providence, R.I.’s Federal Hill officially got its name. In June of 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution - effectively putting in place a framework for a government in the newly liberated country. ...

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6 Religious Revival Camps

Tens of thousands of New Englanders went to religious revival camps in the summer to pray, preach and sing during the 19th and well into the 20th centuries. The camp meetings inspired intense religious contemplation in the great outdoors for ...

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6 Stops on the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of people who hid fugitives from slavery in their homes during the day and moved them north by night to free states, Canada or England. New England was a natural destination for refugees. The ...

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