This article investigates the city of Newport’s reaction to the federalist movement in the 1780s. Newport was one of the few cities in Rhode Island that wished to ratify the Constitution. However, debates still took place between Newport’s merchants and the members of the Country Party. These political debates were shown through Newport’s leading newspapers at the time.
"Party Conflict and Constitution in Rhode Island, 1787,"
Newport History: Vol. 60:
208, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol60/iss208/1