Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This Day in History

As we get closer to the 2008 presidential election, it is important to remember our nation's political past. Today is Constitution Day, the celebration of the day that 39 men signed the famous document on Sept. 17, 1787.

Join NCC in celebrating today's event by stopping by Room CC220 from 10 AM-2 PM. At noon, the film "Key Constitutional Concepts: A Conversation" will be shown, followed by a discussion. At 1 PM, an open forum will occur around the topic "Is the U.S. Constitution in Crisis?" Other information regarding the upcoming election will be available at this event.

Visit the
National Archives to view an image of the actual Constitution, or to read a transcript of the document. For some videos related to this topic, check out the Annenberg Classroom's Sunnylands' Constitution Project. These videos contain many interviews with U.S. Supreme Court justices, with their take on constitutional law. Many of these videos are also part of the Library collection, so stop by if you'd prefer to check out the DVDs.

Here are some related Library books:

Privacy at Risk: the New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment
by Christopher Slobogin
KF4558 .S56 2007 (New Books)
The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--And Why It Can Again
by Eric Lane
KF4541 .L35 2007 (New Books)
Freeing the Presses: the First Amendment in Action
Ed. by Timothy E. Cook
KF4774 .F745 2005

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