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Rhode Island and The Constitution of the United States

Rhode Island and The Constitution of the United States
The State of Rhode Island, often referred to as Rogue Island adamantly opposed and boycotted the Constitutional Convention of 1787 because the Constitution lacked a Bill of Rights.  On May 29, 1790 Rhode Island became the 13th state to ratify the Constitution on the condition that a Bill of Rights would be included.  On December 15, 1791 articles three through twelve were ratified by the required number of states and became the first ten amendments of the Constitution, better known as the Bill of Rights.

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