Rhode Island abstained from attending the Constitutional Convention because they did not believe in the the process.
Then how did they feel about the Constitution?
US History - drwls, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 12:58am
Rhode Island voters rejected the orignial Constitution in a referendum. About a year later, after the Bill of Rights amendments were added and the state was threatened with being treated asd a foreign country, a Rhode Island state convention narrowly approved the Cosntitution, by 2 votes.