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Broadside to announce the ratification of the U.S. Constitution by the R.I. Constitutional Convention.


Endorsement of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution by the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.


Resolution from the Constitutional Convention calling for ratification by the several states, September 17, 1787.


Article 5 - Defines the method of amending the Constitution; Article 6 - Defines the Constitution as the supreme law of the United States; Article 7 - Endorsements (Signatures).


Articles 3 - Establishes the Supreme Court and defines the terms of service of all U.S. federal judges; Article 4 - Requires that each state must respect the laws of all other states.


Articles 2 - Establishes the offices of the President and Vice President, establishes the Electoral College.


Articles 1, Sections 9-10 - Establishing Congress as the first of the three branches of government.


Article 1, Sections 6-8 - Establishing Congress as the first of the three branches of government.


The Preamble and Article 1 Sections 1-5 - Establishing Congress as the first of the three branches of government.


No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.


The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.


In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.


The right of citizens of the United States to vote ... shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.


The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January...


The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof...

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