Monday, September 14, 2009

University of West Georgia Celebrates Constitution Day

The University of West Georgia and the Ingram Library will present an observance of Constitution Day with Dr. Stanley Caress, professor of political science, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m., in the Ingram Library. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

Caress will talk about “Why We Care about the Constitution” as part of the national observance of Constitution Day. The event is co-sponsored by the library, the American Democracy Project, the Murphy Center for Public Service and the office of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Constitution Day, created by federal legislation in 2004, commemorates September 17, 1787, which is the date that the 39 delegates in the Constitution Convention signed the newly created United States Constitution. The delegates hoped that this new framework for a national government would provide a permanent guarantee of the political liberties achieved in the Revolution.

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