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Constitution Days

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Start Date:  September 16, 2013
End Date: September 19, 2013

On September 17, 1787 the constitutional convention concluded and the proposed constitution was sent to the states for ratification. Come celebrate the United States Constitution with events sponsored by the Saint Francis Center for the Study of Government and Law, Department of History/Political Science, Current Affairs, History and Pre-Law clubs.

Schedule of Events

Monday

Monday, September 16
9:00a.m.-3:00p.m., Padua Lounge
“On-the-Go” activities, as you pass through Padua Lounge, stop by and participate in one or more brief “on-the-go” activities. Pick up your copy of the Constitution.

9:00-10:00-Naturalization Self Test (hardcopy and online)
The naturalization self test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U. S. history and government. During a naturalization interview, the prospective citizen will be asked up to 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. A candidate must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.

10:00-11:00-Which Founding Father Are You?
The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 by 55 men with one purpose and many different personalities. Take this brief, 11-question survey to discover which founding father you are most like.

11:00-12:00-Which Founding Father Would You Vote For?
Which founding father would you vote for? Take this brief, 15-question quiz and find out.

12:00-1:00-What’s Your Constitution IQ?
What’s your Constitution IQ? Take this fascinating 10-question quiz to find out. Compare your score to others in the state and to others nationwide.

1:00-2:00-Which Founding Father Are You?
The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 by 55 men with one purpose and many different personalities. Take this brief, 11-question survey to discover which founding father you are most like.

2:00-3:00-Naturalization Self Test
The naturalization self test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U. S. history and government. During a naturalization interview, the prospective citizen will be asked up to 10 questions from a list of 100.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm DiSepio 213/214 - Speaker: Dr. Denise Damico (CES Approved Event)“Was the U.S. Constitution Modeled on the Iroquois Confederacy?”

Tuesday

Tuesday, September 17 - CONSTITUTION DAY
9:00 am -3:00 pm, Padua Lounge
“On-the-Go” activities, as you pass through Padua Lounge, stop by and participate in one or more brief “on-the-go” activities. Pick up your copy of the Constitution.

9:00-12:00-Naturalization Self Test (hardcopy)
The naturalization self test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U. S. history and government. During a naturalization interview, the prospective citizen will be asked up to 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. A candidate must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.

12:00-3:00-Take The Constitution Challenge!
A 25 question quiz that tests your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution in an interactive and entertaining way. Challenges take about 5-10 minutes to complete and pull from a large library of questions. Individual or Team Challenges!

9:00–3:00, Padua Lounge TV, Constitution Hall Pass http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/
Free, interactive webcast. Constitution Hall Pass was viewed by over a million students on Constitution Day last year! This FREE, fun and fascinating webcast allows us to learn more about this historic day. Tune in to the NEW Constitution Day episode of the National Constitution Center’s free webcast and live chat that’s a hit nationwide. “Constitution Day 2013: The Legislative Branch” episode will give us a “hall pass” to travel through American history—without leaving the campus! This brand-new video lesson provides a behind-the-scenes look at how laws are made in the United States. Plus we will explore some famous historic sites that bring the story of the legislative branch to life.

12:15 pm -1:00 pm, Scotus 207- Speaker: Dr. Joseph Melusky (CES Approved Event)
“Evolving Standards of Decency: The Eighth Amendment and Juvenile Offenders”

Wednesday & Thursday

Wednesday,September 18
7:00 pm –8:00 pm, DiSepio 213/214 - Speaker: Dr. Mark Gentry (CES Approved Event) “The War Power and the Constitution”

Thursday, September 19
6:00 pm–6:30 pm, Scotus 207 - Speaker: Congressman Mark Critz (CES Approved Event) “The U.S. Constitution vs. State Constitutions: Where does federal jurisdiction end?”

All are invited to attend and participate in Constitution Days.


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