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United States Constitution Day!

September 17, 2014

constitution-bToday is Constitution Day! That means that throughout this week, colleges and universities across the country will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

Here are a few suggestions for how you can celebrate Constitution Day.
  • The home of the primary author of the constitution — James Madison’s Montpelier. Montpelier is only a two-hour drive from campus and will be hosting various events including remarks on the Constitution, a horse parade, Constitution-themed games, hot air balloon rides, carriage rides, musical performances, and fireworks to celebrate Constitution Day on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.
  • The original copy of the United States Constitution on permanent display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. — a three-hour drive from our campus.
  • The Von Canon Library to see a special Constitution Day display — featuring books and DVDs from the library as well as information about the Constitution and its creation.
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  • See how much you know about the Constitution. offers both a simple and an advanced quiz.
  • Educate yourself with a few Ted-Ed videos related to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
(Post by Hannah King ’13.)

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