what were Roger williams big accomplishments and how has it shaped american and changed our society todayread the article God Government and roger williams big ideas and was trying to figure how he...

what were Roger williams big accomplishments and how has it shaped american and changed our society today

read the article God Government and roger williams big ideas and was trying to figure how he changed society today

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Roger Williams has much in way of modern application in terms of impacting America.  Williams risked and accepted public censure because of his commitment to his own voice.  Williams defended Native Americans much to the chagrin of many.  At the same time, Williams never hesitated in criticizing authority when he believed authority was in the wrong.  Williams' commitment to his voice and ensuring that others would hear what he was saying, regardless of the consequences, is where I think that we can see his greatest impact on the modern construction of America.  With such an example, American identity has been formed by people who speak out and utilize the voice of dissent in the hopes of inspiring change in what is into what can be.  Thoreau, Debs, Helen Keller, Dr. King, Cesar Chavez, are Gloria Steinem are but a few of the people who embodiment Roger Williams' commitment to speaking what they perceive as the truth regardless of what others think and how others perceive them.  It is here where I think that the greatest impact of Roger Williams is evident in modern American History.

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