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Rhode Island Ratification

Significant events and individuals in Rhode Island Politics

State Ratifying Convention Meeting Places

  • First Session, South Kingstown, 1-6 March 1790 (State House in Little Rest, modern-day Kingston)
  • Second Session, Newport, 24-29 May 1790: (Colony House [which is the State House], 24-26 May; Second Baptist Church, 27-29 May)

Significant Speeches/Documents in Favor of Ratification

Significant Speeches/Documents Opposing Ratification

Recommended Amendments

Significant Outcomes