South Georgia State College Celebrates Constitution Day
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
What is Constitution Day?
Constitution Day is a U.S. federal government observance that honors the creation and adoption of the United States Constitution and all persons who have become U.S. citizens, through birth or naturalization. It is usually observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that the Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Independence Hall.
Each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year is required to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution for its students. Constitution Day at South Georgia State College strives to educate students about the Constitution and citizenship both historically and as they apply in today’s world.
Podcast on Constitution Day
This podcast is South Georgia State College’s contribution to the commemoration of Constitution Day in 2021. In deference to the pandemic there will be no face to face presentation, but this (socially) “distanced learning” opportunity will take its place.
Here, Dr. Rick Reiman looks at the career and contributions to our Constitutional understandings of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (1936-1996) of Texas. Jordan was a passionate eloquent defender of the Constitution. In 1974, she served on the House Judiciary Committee that voted to recommend articles of impeachment against President Nixon. It seems fitting that in this year in which an impeachment trial took place (the second in consecutive years), we look back at Barbara Jordan’s view of impeachment and her prophetic views of the responsibilities of citizenship in a divided America.
Constitution Virtual Viewing Day Video
Learn more about the Constitution by following the links below.