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The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude...


All persons born or naturalized in the United States... are citizens of the United States ...Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States.


Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.


The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.


Journal of the Convention held in Newport, Rhode Island.


Journal of the Convention held in Newport, Rhode Island.


Journal of the Convention held in Newport, Rhode Island.


Declaration of Rights Drafted by the Delegates to the Convention held in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.


Journal of the Convention held in South Kingstown for the Purpose of Deciding on the New Constitution Proposed for the United States.


List of delegates from the May 1790 Convention held at the Newport Colony House.


The Bill of Rights, twelve articles of amendment to the to the United States Constitution proposed in 1789, ten of which, became part of the United States Constitution in 1791.


A true copy of the original duly examined: Witness. Henry Ward, Secretary [R.I.]


Votes of the freeholders of the towns to determine whether to adopt or reject the Constitution agreed on the 17th of September 1787 in Philadelphia.


Image of two pages of the journal documenting the Rhode Island Convention held to decide whether or not to ratify the United States Constitution. The Rhode Island Convention authorized by act the General Assembly approved January 17, 1790, "An Act…


Image of the delegates in assembly at the 1986 Constitutional Convention.See also: Constitutional Convention (1986)

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