Ian’s Legal Fact of the Week 1/29/18: Rhode Island and the Constitution

Rhode Island was the only state that refused to send delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a fact that goaded the usually-reserved George Washington into referring to the RI representatives’ actions as “impolitic, unjust, and….scandalous”. It was also the last state to ratify the Constitution, on May 29, 1790.

About Ian C. Pilarczyk

Ian C. Pilarczyk is a legal historian and scholar who runs the Executive LL.M. in international business law, and the Legal English Certificate Program, at Boston University School of Law. His title is Director of Executive, Online and Special Initiatives.

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