Student Media Celebrates Constitution Day 2019

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 12:39 pm, Last Updated: October 1, 2019 at 12:58 pm

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Student Media was proud to help the Mason Nation observe Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. 232 years ago, on September 17th, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the United States Constitution and American democracy as we know it was born. George Mason famously refused to sign the Constitution (1 of 3 dissenters), insisting that the document didn’t go far enough to secure individual liberties like freedom of religion, speech, and the press. His advocacy on those “inherent rights” eventually led to the adoption of the first 10 amendments and earned him the nickname of Father of the Bill of Rights.

Mason’s 2019 Constitution Day celebration included an appearance by George Mason himself who passed out free pocket Constitutions to the first 100 students and asked trivia questions about the document. Student Media was proud to partner with Student Government who helped distribute pocket Constitutions and Contemporary Student Services who co-hosted a catered luncheon for students in The Hub.

Many thanks to our partners and volunteers!

Test your First Amendment knowledge with a quiz from the Student Press Law Center at www.splc.org.

Explore the Interactive Constitution and learn more about the drafting of the U.S. Constitution at www.constitutioncenter.org.


 

 

Write to Jason Hartsel at jhartsel@gmu.edu