Constitution Day 2011

Constitution Day 2011

September 16, 2011 – On September 17, 1787, the last of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. Thanks to the dedication of a woman named Louise Leigh, every September 17 is Constitution Day (in 2011, it is being observed on Friday, September 16). Federally recognized in 2005, Constitution Day is dedicated to the study and awareness of this document that guides our nation. All schools receiving federal funds and all federal agencies are required to provide material and teach about the Constitution.

To honor this year's celebration of Constitution Day, Dr. William C. Lowe, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a professor of history at Ashford University, continues his series of essays on the Articles of the Constitution. In 1878, William Gladstone said the Constitution was "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." Happy Constitution Day, America!

September 16, 2011 – On September 17, 1787, the last of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. Thanks to the dedication of a woman named Louise Leigh, every September 17 is Constitution Day (in 2011, it is being observed on Friday, September 16). Federally recognized in 2005, Constitution Day is dedicated to the study and awareness of this document that guides our nation. All schools receiving federal funds and all federal agencies are required to provide material and teach about the Constitution.

To honor this year's celebration of Constitution Day, Dr. William C. Lowe, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and a professor of history at Ashford University, continues his series of essays on the Articles of the Constitution. In 1878, William Gladstone said the Constitution was "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man." Happy Constitution Day, America!