Providence is the capital city of Rhode Island, USA. This city is one of the first cities founded in the United States. This city is the most densely populated city in Rhode Island, and figured to be the third largest city in New England. It is located at the mouth of the Providence River, at the top of Narragansett Bay. The city is composed of apparently changeable streets and rapidly increasing human population.
The city was founded by Roger Williams in the year 1636, when he started colonisation in this city.
He named the place after God's merciful Providence, which he conceived was the One who was responsible for exposing this place to him and his group to colonise. He cultivated the city as a safe place for religious dissenters who had been persecuted. In the next century, the growth of the city slowed down, including several towns in this territory.
In the mid-1770s, the British government collected taxes that resulted in the city's maritime, agricultural, and fishing industries slowing down. As a result, the city joined with other colonies to renounce the British Crown and conduct a revolutionary war for the first time in American history.
After the war, the economy of the city changed to manufacturing from maritime, such as machinery, silverware, tools, textiles, and jewellery. In the past, the city became famous for its industry in silverware and jewellery for the reason that this is one of the cities in the United States that happened to be industrialised in the first place. Therefore, the city attracted numerous immigrants around the world and resulted in conflict between white Americans and black Americans. In return for these troubles and economic growth, in 1831, the city's residents ratified a charter in the city.
At the time of the Civil War, the local politics of the city split over slavery. Regardless of that, the manufacturing services of the city proved important to the society, many immigrants settled in this city, and its population increased rapidly, as well as the horsecars.
When Providence industry slowed down, many investors and immigrants declined. In the mid-1920s, the Great Depression stuck the city, and in 1938, various towns were flooded by a hurricane.
Since the 1950s to 1980s, the city is the home of criminal organisations, and one of those organisations was led by Raymond L.S. Patricia.
From 1975 to 1982, huge Development Funds were invested and the city began to stabilise. In 1990s, the city mayor pushed Providence for recovery that resulted in the construction of many of landmarks, such as the Waterplace Park, Fleet Skating Rink, which is today the Bank of America Skating Rink, and more. The most prominent hills in the city are Constitutional Hill, College Hill, and Federal Hill.
With this new construction, the city triggered new investments. On the other hand, the city retains its monetary problems. Real estate values made these problems worse for people who have minimum income levels, as the city has the greatest rise in housing prices in the United States for the years 2004 to 2005.
At present, Providence is the location of seven institutions of higher learning and eight hospitals that bring the city's economy to people in service. As a result, the city has been called the 'Beehive of Industry'.