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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?

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    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.

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