1827 First public temperance meeting held in Providence.
1828 Blackstone Canal (Providence to Worcester) opened for traffic (discontinued in 1844).
Act passed establishing public schools throughout the State.
1831 Providence incorporated as a city.
September 21-24, race riots in Providence between seamen and African Americans.
1833 Antislavery movement gets under away.
President Andrew Jackson visits Newport.
1835 First train runs over railroad between Boston and Providence.
1837 Railroad connecting Rhode and Stonington, Connecticut, is opened.
1841 "people's Constitution" framed and voted upon led by Thomas Wilson Dorr.
1842 Dorr's Rebellion forces routed at Acote Hill in Chepachet.
Present State Constitutions framed and adopted replacing Charter of 1663.
1843 Survey of Public Schools undertaken by Henry Barnard.
1845 "Barnard School Law" passed--Foundation of State's modern public school system.
1847 First passenger train travels over Providence-Worcester railroad.
1850 Population of State, 147,545
1850 Sockanosset School (reform) for boys founded.