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Ave Maria University Celebrates Constitution Day, September 17

Monday, September 17, 2012

On September 17, 1787, the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution. In submitting their Constitution to the American people for ratification, Alexander Hamilton said that it was up to the people to decide  “whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.” 

Here at Ave Maria, our students come to know the founding documents of their Republic by way of the core requirement in American Civilization. 
 
As part of the University’s Constitution Day observance, a panel will discuss “Religious Liberty and Free Exercise of Religion” on Wednesday, September 19, at 5:00 in the Demetree Auditorium. Panelists will include President Jim Towey, Dr. Seana Sugrue, and Dr. David Dalin. The event is open to the public, and there will be free booklets of the Constitution and Declaration available for the first 100 guests in attendance.