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Celebrating Constitution Week: Commemorating the Living Document

by Garnet Nowell, M.L.I.S., M.Div. on 2021-09-16T13:48:51-05:00 | Comments

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met to sign the document they had created, the Constitution of the United States. The U.S. Constitution is one of the most powerful legal documents in existence.  The U.S. Constitution has been used as a model for hundreds of other countries around the world. The tenets of the Constitution have not changed and it is a living document. Although people quarrel over its interpretation, the underlying wisdom of the document lives on. The Constitution has only been changed by amendment seventeen times since 1791.

From September 17 - 23 let's take a moment to commemorate this important time in our history. We are the people for whom this document exists. Visit our Constitution Week display in the ORU Library. 


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Did you know that George Washington and James Madison were the only presidents who signed the Constitution? Do you know your constitutional rights? Stop by the ORU Library and take a moment to browse our Constitution Week display.

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