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Charged with sedition, she is tried, banished and excommunicated.

Banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Roger Williams establishes a colony he names "Providence" in present-day Rhode Island.

As the Baptist faith gains popularity, Virginia authorities begin to crack down.

Following his arrest for preaching without a license, Baptist Jeremiah Moore preaches to crowds through the bars of his jail cell.

Its inhabitants are required by law to be members of the Anglican Church and to pay taxes to support the church.

Other religions, termed "dissenting religions," do not have freedom of worship.

The colony's founding documents include provisions for religious toleration, freedom of the press and statements of equality that include women, but not slaves.

Over time Penn's colony attracts Quakers and Anglicans from England; Lutherans, Reformed, Mennonites, Amish and Dunkers from Germany; and Presbyterians from Scotland.

Unlike the Pilgrims, they do not break with the church, but remain a part of it.