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<p align="justify">''Located in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Bordered by Massachusetts, Connecticut and the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. Nicknamed “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island became the thirteenth U.S. state when it was admitted to the Union in 1790. Rhode Island was the first of the original thirteen colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of the original thirteen colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 38 members of the Rhode Island State Senate and 75 members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''Located in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Bordered by [[Massachusetts]], [[Connecticut]] and the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. Nicknamed “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island became the thirteenth state admitted to the Union in 1790. In addition, Rhode Island was the first of The Thirteen Colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of The Thirteen Colonies to ratify the [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]]. <br><br>Currently, there are two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Rhode Island|U.S. Senate]], two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from Rhode Island|U.S. House of Representatives]], 38 members of the [[Rhode Island State Senate]] and 75 members of the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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Welcome to Rhode Island on Ballotpedia!


Located in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is officially known as the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Bordered by Massachusetts, Connecticut and the Atlantic Ocean, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States. Nicknamed “the Ocean State,” Rhode Island became the thirteenth state admitted to the Union in 1790. In addition, Rhode Island was the first of The Thirteen Colonies to announce independence from British rule and the last of The Thirteen Colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Currently, there are two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 38 members of the Rhode Island State Senate and 75 members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

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National politics in Rhode Island


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Rhode Island



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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Jack Reed
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Rhode Island 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkClaiborne Pell (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Rhode Island 2007January 3, 2019November 2018LinkLincoln Chafee (R)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
David N. Cicilline
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPatrick Kennedy (D)
James R. Langevin
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRobert Weygand (D)


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The structure of the Rhode Island judicial system is laid out in Article X of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the Rhode Island Superior Court, the Rhode Island District Court, the Rhode Island Family Court, the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the District of Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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Rhode Island
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The Ocean State
Capital:   Providence
Motto:   Hope
Population:   1.05 million
Area of state:   1,545 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1790
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