Posted by: Kath Usitalo | September 16, 2010

We The People Celebrate Constitution Day

Michigan's Hillsdale College is hosting a Constitution Day Celebration; observe it online for free

Have you read the U.S. Constitution lately? September 17 is Constitution Day, observed on the anniversary of the signing of the document at the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Michigan’s very own Hillsdale College is hosting a Constitution Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. September 16-17; it’s sold out but you can register to participate online, and the live Webcasts are free.

Check it out at the Hillsdale College website. Hillsdale, a small liberal arts college in the southern Lower Peninsula, was founded in 1844. It’s got a beautiful campus, a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, statues of Abraham Lincoln, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and others…and it doesn’t take a penny of Federal funding.

Would Hillsdale College continue to invite Paige to apply to school there if they knew she tried to lift Winston Churchill's fountain pen? (Sculpture by Heather Tritchka)

If you’ve misplaced your copy of the Constitution, you can get a free one from Hillsdale.

For more about the Constitution check out the website of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

There are a couple of interesting tests on the website: A Naturalization Test with sample questions given to those seeking citizenship, and Which Founder Are You? which is supposed to help you “discover your inner founding father.” (James Madison here.)

Abe at Hillsdale


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