Did Rhode Island ratify the Constitution?
Also asked, when did Rhode Island ratify the Constitution?
Furthermore, why did Rhode Island refuse to ratify the Constitution? Ratification of the Constitution Rhode Island's opposition was chiefly due to the paper money issued in Rhode Island pounds since 1786 by the governing Country Party, intended to pay off the state's burdensome Revolutionary War debt.
Thereof, what convinced Rhode Island to ratify the Constitution?
Initially, Rhode Island rejected the Constitution, but the reality of trying to go it alone as a sovereign nation, surrounded by a large and populous United States, finally convinced Rhode Island to ratify. The final vote was close, 34 in favor, 32 opposed. See Rhode Island History for more information on Rhode Island.
Did all 13 states ratify the constitution?
U.S. Constitution ratified. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states. Beginning on December 7, five states—Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut—ratified it in quick succession.