Rhode Island Constitution

Rhode Island Constitution

The Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is a document describing the structure and function of the government of the U.S. State of Rhode Island.

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Rhode Island Constitution - History
... The constitution was ratified in November 1842 after the Dorr Rebellion, and the constitution became effective in May 1843 ... In 1984, Rhode Island voters approved a referendum proposal to call a new Constitutional Convention, which was elected in November 1985 and convened in January 1986 ... On January 20, 1987, "the state's first new constitution in 144 years was officially entered into the state Archives" ...

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