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    (May 29, 1790- )
    13th state to join
    Founded by William Blackstone (1635)
    Charter granted (July 8, 1663)
    Nickname: Little Rhody (unofficial)
    Capital: Providence
    Size: 1214 square miles (ranks 50th)
    Motto: Hope
    Bird: Rhode Island Red (Hen)
    Flower: Violet
    Tree: Red Maple
    Song: Rhode Island
    Rhode Island wanted total independence but eventually became the thirteenth and last of the the original colonies to join the U.S. (May 29, 1790).
    It is the smallest state and has the longest name: 'State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.'
    Roger Williams established a Puritan Church in Massachusetts (1631) as a refuse from religious intolerance, but became one of the most intolerant religions. The church eventually banished Roger Williams, who fled to Rhode Island and built a baptist church.
    Roger Williams offered total freedom of religion, which brought exiles and religious dissenters to Rhode Island.
    The oldest Jewish synagogue in America is in Rhode Island.
    Rhode Island had the world's most democratic government (1663).
    America's poultry industry was founded in Rhode Island.
    George M. Cohan and Nap Lajoie were born in Rhode Island.
    The movies 'Outside Providence' and 'Me, Myself and Irene' were set in Rhode Island.
    The TV series 'Doctor Doctor' was set in Rhode Island.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 44 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 171 Votes: 62.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 38 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 69 Votes: 62.32% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 43 Votes: 60.47% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 59 Votes: 54.24% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 44 Votes: 79.55% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 160 Votes: 50.62% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 89 Votes: 37.08% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 63.16% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 86 Votes: 54.65% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 48.78% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 238 Votes: 51.26% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 332 Votes: 49.70% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 625 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
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